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Almost 10 years before playing a by-the-books college dean in Old School, Jeremy Piven was King Slob of an underground fraternity in this frequently amusing cult comedy. Piven is Droz, who introduces nervous freshman Chris Young to his eclectic frat-mates (which include Jon Favreau) while steering clear of vicious prepster David Spade and malevolent school head Jessica Walter. Piven's off-the-cuff humor and the capable cast help anchor the film's gleefully anarchic tone, which is refreshingly free of the cheap scatological gags that usually sink collegiate comedies. The result is a breezy, likable comedy that should please fans of cinematic campus capers. 20th Century Fox's surprisingly extra-laden DVD includes fullscreen and widescreen versions of the film, as well as commentaries by a typically wry Piven and director Hart Bochner; a short behind-the-scenes featurette; a video for Mudhoney's cover of Elvis Costello's "Pump It Up," which is featured on the soundtrack, and the original theatrical trailer. --Paul Gaita

DVD Features

    <li type="sqaure"> Audio Commentaries by Director Hart Bochner and Jeremy Piven
    <li type="sqaure"> Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    <li type="sqaure"> Music Video: "Pump it Up" by Mudhoney
    <li type="sqaure"> Theatrical Trailer
    <li type="sqaure"> Available subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast

Jeremy PivenJames 'Droz' Andrews
Chris YoungTom Lawrence
Megan WardKaty
Jon FavreauGutter
Alex DésertMullaney
Matt RossRaji
David SpadeRand McPherson
Jake BuseyMersh
Jessica WalterPresident Garcia-Thompson

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Hart Bochner
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 80 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 29, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2002
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