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There are laughs Stealing Harvard, but they are few and far between. Tom Green's antics grow old fast. Read critic reviews

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John (Jason Lee) is a hard-working guy who only wants to marry his longtime girlfriend Elaine (Leslie Mann). Elaine and John have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. Things are fine until John's sister calls to remind him of his promise to pay his niece's tuition, which costs $29,829 and is due in two weeks! John turns to his friend Duff (Tom Green) to help him make $30,000 quickly. Duff convinces John to make a short-term commitment to petty crime.

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Tom Green
Duff
Chris Penn
David Loach
John C. McGinley
Detective Charles
Peter Tolan
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Peter Tolan
Writer (Story)
Martin Hynes
Writer (Story)
Howard Lapides
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Maureen Peyrot
Executive Producer
Chris Brancato
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Bert Salke
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Ueli Steiger
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  • Apr 29, 2014
    Tom Green and Jason Lee team up for the incredibly stupid goofball comedy Stealing Harvard. When John Plummer's niece gets into Harvard he's reminded of a promise that he made to her to pay for her college tuition, which leads him to seek the help of his friend Duff, who devices a series of schemes to get the money. Co-starring Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, and Chris Penn, the film has some impressive comedic talent. But the script is awful, and the actors are unable to make the material work (despite their best efforts). A buddy comedy gone horribly awry, Stealing Harvard is a mass of stupidity.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2012
    Stealing Harvard is one of those comedies that could have been very funny and memorable and simply a good time all around. However due to a poor cast, a bad story and minimal jokes, this film fails at delivering what you want from a good comedy. Add to the mix, Tom Green, and you're bound to have a comedy that is sure to fail. Aside from a few funny moments, this is a failure of a comedy that really doesn't have anything good going for it. In the end, I didn't enjoy the film, and I thought it had wasted potential to actually being funny. If the cast was better, it might have been good, and if the plot was better as well, then maybe the film would have succeeded. In the end, there's nothing really interesting going on here, and most of the time the jokes fail to bring on genuine laughter. I think that's pretty bad because, this could have been a good little comedy, instead it falls flat, and the gags are strained, unfunny and overall pointless. This film is one of those comedies that fail because of poor writing, and directing. To me, it all seemed that the filmmakers didn't care about the end result of the film, and this is a film that is not worth your time, and should be avoided if you're looking for something funny. Richard Jenkins was funny in his part, but that wasn't enough to save this film from being a total dud. Ultimately this film is a train wreck, and is just unfunny and it lacks effective jokes to really make it stand out.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    Should of been better
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2010
    In Stealing Harvard, Jason Lee plays John Plummer, a man who makes a promise to his niece (Tammy Blanchard) that he would pay for her first year in Harvard University costing approximately $30000. Coincidentally, he has saved up exactly 30,000 dollars over the years, but unfortunately, it is supposed to go toward the home that he and his fiancée (Leslie Mann) hope to buy. He turns to a life of crime, even though he completely sucks at it. After many mishap robberies John's fiancée decides that they should steal the money from her father. But, will they get caught like every other time? An amusing comedy and Jason Lee has the uncanny knack for delivering a quip that leaves you laughing out loud.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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