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How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13
86 min | Comedy, Romance

The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...See moreThe simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores. Written by Craig D. Barker See less
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$ 10,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 651,850
Gross (USA)
$ 1,642,239
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May 19, 1989 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Anthony Edwards
Kip Hammett Kip Hammett   See fewer
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Corey Parker
Marlon Browne Marlon Browne   See fewer
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Lara Flynn Boyle
Jessica Kailo Jessica Kailo   See fewer
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Finn Carter
Nina Sachie Nina Sachie   See fewer
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Charles Rocket
Leo Whitman Leo Whitman   See fewer
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Gary Owens
Sports Announcer (voice) Sports Announcer (voice)   See fewer
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Brian Doyle-Murray
Coach Evans Coach Evans   See fewer
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Tichina Arnold
Vera Cook Vera Cook   See fewer
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Bill Raymond
Flutter Flutter   See fewer
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Philip Baker Hall
Dean Patterson Dean Patterson   See fewer
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Nicolas Coster
Dr. Phillip Jellinak, Sr. Dr. Phillip Jellinak, Sr.   See fewer
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Micole Mercurio
Betty Kailo Betty Kailo   See fewer
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Robert Ridgely
George Kailo George Kailo   See fewer
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Richard Jenkins
Bill Browne Bill Browne   See fewer
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Bill Henderson
Detroit High School Coach Detroit High School Coach   See fewer
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Helen Lloyd Breed
Chancellor Joanna Holbrook Chancellor Joanna Holbrook   See fewer
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Nora Dunn
Francine Bauer, SAT Coach Francine Bauer, SAT Coach   See fewer
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Phil Hartman
Bennedict, SAT Coach Bennedict, SAT Coach   See fewer
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Bob Eubanks
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Susan Krebs
Mrs. Wyler, Guidance Councilor Mrs. Wyler, Guidance Councilor   See fewer
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O-Lan Jones
Sally O'Connor Sally O'Connor   See fewer
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Maya Lebenzon
Amy, Jessica's Friend #1 Amy, Jessica's Friend #1   See fewer
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Annie Oringer
Kelly, Jessica's Friend #2 Kelly, Jessica's Friend #2   See fewer
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Dee Booher
Herself (as Queen Kong) Herself (as Queen Kong)   See fewer
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Diane Franklin
Sharon Browne Sharon Browne   See fewer
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Taylor Negron
Mailman Mailman   See fewer
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Fran Bennett
Mrs. Cook Mrs. Cook   See fewer
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Duane Davis
Ronny Rawlson Ronny Rawlson   See fewer
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Adam Silbar
Phillip Jellinak, Jr. Phillip Jellinak, Jr.   See fewer
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Marlene Warfield
Librarian Librarian   See fewer
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Astonished Boy Astonished Boy   See fewer
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Egghead Egghead   See fewer
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Egghead Egghead   See fewer
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Startled Boy Startled Boy   See fewer
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Willie Smith
Willie Browne Willie Browne   See fewer
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Phill Lewis
Earnest Boy Earnest Boy   See fewer
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Stella Hall
Woman with Lasso Woman with Lasso   See fewer
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Morris Wilkes Jr.
Smart Aleck Smart Aleck   See fewer
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Leon Fan
Asian Student Asian Student   See fewer
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Emily Munson
Laurie Thomas, Twin #1 Laurie Thomas, Twin #1   See fewer
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Sara Munson
Terry Thomas, Twin #2 Terry Thomas, Twin #2   See fewer
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Richard Steven Horvitz
Young Energizer Young Energizer   See fewer
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Vernetta R. Jenkins
Cassandra Cassandra   See fewer
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Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Kiddie Koral Girl #1 Kiddie Koral Girl #1   See fewer
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Kiddie Koral Girl #2 (as Juliet Sorcey) Kiddie Koral Girl #2 (as Juliet Sorcey)   See fewer
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McDonald's Employee McDonald's Employee   See fewer
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Hope Marie Carlton
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Princeton Graduate (uncredited) Princeton Graduate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clone (uncredited) Clone (uncredited)   See fewer
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High School Senior (uncredited) High School Senior (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pessimistic Boy (uncredited) Pessimistic Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 1,869 votes