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Actors: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau, Alex Désert
Director: Hart Bochner
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2003     1hr 19min

Welcome to Port Chester University, where the Politically Correct go head-to-head with the Party Animals in the rowdiest college comedy since "Animal House." With all the new social rules on political correctness, the only...  more »


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Actors: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau, Alex Désert
Director: Hart Bochner
Creators: Reynaldo Villalobos, Nicholas C. Smith, Barry Sabath, Paul Schiff, Adam Leff, Zak Penn
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: School Days, David Spade
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2003
Original Release Date: 04/29/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 04/29/1994
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Nick B. from ASTON, PA
Reviewed on 9/15/2015...
Early Jeremy Piven (pre- Ari Gold) is awesome! Jon Favreau is great at usual. Very underrated movie. Essentially, the Animal House of the next generation.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rob B. from GALLOWAY, OH
Reviewed on 3/31/2012...
This is one of my favorite comedies of all time! The in your face humor and the subtle humor mix perfectly. You pretty much should be a 90's child like myself to fully appreciate, but should be funny to all. You can watch this movie several times and still see funny subtle things that happen that you didn't notice before. Excellent comedy, and you can't go wrong with Jeremy Piven.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Bennett M. (SciFiNerd83) from MURRAY, KY
Reviewed on 8/18/2009...
This is very much a cult movie. If you love Jeremy Piven (I do) then you will like this movie. It contains a lot of quick witty banter and obvious edgy dirty jokes. The movie is a bit dated, but some of the themes do carry over to our current time-line. This is a good movie to watch late at night and that is typically where you will find it on TV. Ive seen this on Comedy Central, TNT, USA all after midnight.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A cult classic
M. G Watson | Los Angeles | 01/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I caught this movie on video not long after it took a dive in theatres in 1994 and had no expectations for it. I was surprised how much I loved it and after half-a-dozen viewings it still holds up as one of the top "kollege skool daze" films of all-time. A sort of 1990s take on "Animal House" but adjusted to reflect the smothering, neutering, pandering effect that political correctness has had on society, and college society in particular, "PCU" is the story of a hapless perspective freshman ("prefresh") who visits the fictional Port Charles University, once a happening party school that has been spayed by its obsessively PC dean. The prefresh finds himself in the middle of a war being waged between the Order of Balls & Shaft (a button-down clan of elitist snobs led by super-smarmy David Spade) and a group of renegade misfits led by Droz (Jeremy Piven at his very best) over ownership of "the Pit" -- the decaying fraternity house occupied by Droz's band but which once housed Spade's Hitler Youth troop. The real battle on campus, however, is between those who just want to party and have a good time and various sterotypical groups (militant blacks, feminazis, potheads, vegans, gays, etc) who have made any behavior that doesn't involve protesting basically impossible. The president of the university, Garcia-Thomas (note the hyphen), so hates the "offensive" Pit-persons that she sides with Spade's group to drive them off campus even though Spade is the antithesis of all of her beliefs. What follows is general chaos, with a hilarious performance by John Favereau (fat and wearing dreadlocks) as Gutter, a moron who fails every task given to him yet somehow gets George Clinton and his P-Funk All Stars to jam at a "Save the Pit" fundraiser. "PCU" is hardly a perfect movie, but having had an extremely crazy college career I could definetly relate to what happens in the film, and I most definetly give a "big up" (as they say in Jamaica) to the brutally anti-PC message. Simply put, I laughed my butt off at this film. It's worth at least a rental and I can't wait for the DVD so I can watch the Pit crew bombard the vegans with meat again and again."
American Film Tradition
Jordan M. Rochester | Nashville, TN USA | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the traditions displayed every decade in film tends to be of the college flick. However, these have become abundantly rare. Having been in the shadow of the likes of such movies as Porky's and National Lampoon's Animal House, PCU finds itself stuck in the midst of a competitive market. I do believe this movie does manage to hold its own with the portrayal of how college life really is (in most cases). With the perfect mix of stoner humor and a reasonable plot, PCU comes to life as Piven's character Droz comes to terms with his former love, his enemies, as well as his friends. Chocked full of hi-jinx, this college movie starring Jeremy Piven (Family Man, Very Bad Things), John Favreau (Very Bad Things, The Replacements, Made), and sarcastic funny-man David Spade (Lost and Found, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep) with a very special appearance of the funk master himself, George Clinton, you just might find yourself liking it at PCU.
(Also suggest the titles Dazed and Confused, Half Baked, Animal House.)"
College flick with a great cast
Beau Christensen | Alberta CA | 10/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you like politically incorrect, and you like college movies, this one is for you. It also includes a killer cast of Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau, David Spade, and even George Clinton!! This isn't a cookie-cutter college movie, it has it's own style."