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USA & UK: Columbia Tristar
Cast: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Megan Mullally, Richard Jenkins, John C McGinley, Chris Penn, Tammy Blanchard, Martin Starr, Bobby Harwell, Scott Adsit, Seymour Cassel, Marshall Manesh
Director: Bruce McCulloch
UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and drug reference
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and mild sexual references
USA Release Date: 13 September 2002
UK Release Date: 14 March 2003
Duff (Tom Green) and John (Jason Lee) are best friends, but couldn't be more different. Duff is a confirmed under-achiever and a life-long bad influence on John. John is a practical, hard-working guy who only wants to marry his long-time girlfriend Elaine (Leslie Mann). Elaine and John have vowed to marry once they've saved $30,000 for their dream house.
After years of struggle, John and Elaine can finally afford to walk down the aisle and into their dream house until John's sister Patty (Megan Mullally) calls with the unbelievable news that his niece Noreen has been accepted at Harvard University. Wedding bells are silenced as Patty reminds John of his promise to pay for his niece's college tuition, which costs $29,879 and is due in two weeks!
Unable to tell his girlfriend, John turns to his friend Duff to help him make an additional $30,000 in two weeks. Duff, who is no fan of Elaine's, convinces John to make a short-term commitment to petty crime. John's life quickly unravels as each of Duff's hare-brained schemes spin out of control...