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NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER (USA) aka
VAN WILDER PARTY LIAISON (UK)
USA: Artisan Entertainment
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Kal Penn, Tim Matheson, Kim Smith, Daniel Cosgrove, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Owen, Teck Holmes, Curtis Armstrong, Emily Rutherfurd, Andrew Bilgore, Lauren Birkell, Ivana Bozilovic, Alex Burns, Sophia Bush, Ryan Carlberg, Heather Charles, Erik Estrada, Chad Evans, Shaina Fewell, Soren Fulton, Megan Gallagher, Brent Goldberg, Teresa Hill, Jason Hopkins, Lydia Hull, Megan Litwin, Travis McKenna, Darius Miles, Justin Neill, Alex Nesic, Matt Newton, Michael Olowakandi, Albert Owens, Aaron Paul, Nick Puga, Deon Richmond, David Wagner, Michael Waltman, Josh Waters, Jason Winer, Megan Baker, Walt Becker, Chad Brokaw, Sean Brennan, Kelly Hayes, Edward Jaszek, Steffen Schlachtenhaufen, Darcy Shean, Billy Taylor, Skyler Stone, Dave Vandermeuse
Director: Walt Becker
USA: 95 mins
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sexual references, drug use and strong language
USA Release Date: 5 April 2002
UK Release Date: 27 September 2002
He's the biggest man on campus. He's the guy all the girls want and all the guys want to be. 'Cause in the collegiate jungle, there can be only one king...and at Coolidge College it's Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds).
Van's been 'The Man' at Coolidge these past seven years because...when you love a place, why leave it? With a tricked out dorm room, a full-time assistant, a personalized golf cart, and immediate entree into every club committee, frat house, classroom and administrative office, there's no place he'd rather be, doing the thing he does best: helping out the underdog whether it's the foreign exchange student desperate to lose his virginity or the sickest kid on campus! With a heart minted in 24k gold, Van uses his influence, wiles and considerable charms to help the 'loser' be a winner - Van's always got a solution.
The trouble is, this professional student has just learned that after seven blissful years, his principle financier - Dad - has cut him off! Without any tuition money to continue his good work, Van does what any self-respecting, universally admired big-man-on-campus would do - start a business planning the greatest parties any college has ever seen! As the beer flows out and the dough rolls in, Van catches the eye of serious (but sexy) Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid), a student journalist who's determined to expose the naked truth beneath Van's wilder exterior. What begins as a clash of wills, however, soon leads to unexpected romance. That is, until Gwen's jealous boyfriend decides to put a stop once and for all to Van's rule as campus king...
In the grand tradition of comedy classics like NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER will charm you, move you...and gross you out. It's a hilarious coming-of-age story about the burden of facing real life...and the freedom that comes from not taking it too seriously.