How I Got Into College (1989)




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This teen comedy from Savage Steve Holland stars Corey Parker as an underachieving high schooler who hatches a crazy plot with valedictorian Lara Flynn Boyle to gain acceptance into a prestigious university.
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Corey Parker
as Marlon Browne
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Jessica Kailo
Chris Rydell
as Oliver
Gary Owens
as Sports Announcer
Philip Baker Hall
as Dean Patterson
Nicolas Coster
as Jellinek Sr.
Micole Mercurio
as Betty Kailo
Robert Ridgely
as George Kailo
Richard Jenkins
as Bill Browne
Bill Henderson
as High-School Coach
Helen Lloyd Breed
as Chancellor Holbrooke
Nora Dunn
as Bauer
Phil Hartman
as Benedek
Bob Eubanks
as Himself
Susan Krebs
as Mrs. Wyler
O-Lan Jones
as Sally
Dee "Queen Kong" Booher
as Female Wrestler
Diane Franklin
as Sharon Browne
Taylor Negron
as Mailman
Fran Bennett
as Mrs. Cook
Duane Davis
as Ronny Paulson
Adam Silbar
as Jellinek Jr.
Marlene Warfield
as Librarian
Edward Mehler
as Anxious Boy
Lawrence C. Spinak
as Startled Boy
Willie Smith
as Willie
Phill Lewis
as Earnest Boy
Stella Hall
as Woman with Lasso
Morris Wilkes Jr.
as Smart Aleck
Leon Fan
as Asian Student
Richard S. Horvitz
as Young Enterpriser
James McIntire
as Army Recruiter
Gregg Binkley
as Egghead
Jim Painter
as Lonestar State Recruiter
Tara Vessels
as Waitress
Davyd McCoy
as McDonald's Employee
Dale E. House
as Helicopter Pilot
Curtis Armstrong
as College Recruiter (uncredited)
Aaron Michael Lacey
as High School Senior
Greg Binkley
as Egghead
Emily Munson
as Laurie Thomas, Twin #1
Sara Munson
as Terry Thomas, Twin #2
Ashleigh Harris
as Kiddie Koral Girl #1
Juliet Sorcey
as Kiddie Koral Girl #1
Hope Marie Carlton
as Game Show Hostess
Rebecca Ferratti
as Game Show Hostess
Lisa Fuller
as Game Show Hostess
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Critic Reviews for How I Got Into College

All Critics (8)

Worst of the 80s Savage Steve Holland movies

March 27, 2006

Lots of fun, Lots of familiar faces

March 10, 2005
Film Threat

Surprisingly clever and agreeable.

August 2, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Has just enough clever bits to help you through the groaners.

July 26, 2002

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August 20, 2005

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November 19, 2003
Eclipse Magazine

Audience Reviews for How I Got Into College


I like Savage Steve Holland movies and this follows his aesthetic to a T. Entertaining to the max but not as great as Better Off Dead or One Crazy Summer.

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich

Such an hilarious comedy, and a very realistic one, about moving from high school into college. If that's where you are in your life right now, I highly recommend checking out this movie. Or if you're past that milestone, like me, it'll bring back memories.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Great movie! Hilarious!!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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