History Film / PCU

26th Jun '17 6:59:18 AM ShaiPa
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* FunWithAcronyms: "PCU" stands for both '''P'''ort '''C'''hester '''U'''niversity and [[StrawmanU Politically Correct University]].
4th Apr '17 8:44:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* KafkaKomedy: Every single thing Luke does throughout the film manages to piss off some group within the university in one way or another that ends end up with them chasing him as an irate mob... pretty much everybody except The Pit (which are friendly) and the Balls and Shaft (who he finds scary and annoying).
31st Oct '16 10:25:58 PM JudasZala
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* ConflictingLoyalty: Samantha, Droz's girlfriend, is a member of the Womynists, but it's shown that she still has feelings for him, despite the other Womynist members keeping her away from him.
22nd Oct '16 11:51:52 PM JudasZala
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* StrawmanU: The titular college.
22nd Oct '16 11:50:53 PM JudasZala
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** Port Chester University itself is close enough (Port Chester, NY is right on the Connecticut border) to being Yale University (New Haven, CT).

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** Port Chester University itself was based on Wesleyan University, which is close enough (Port Chester, NY is right on sometimes known as "Diversity University"; parts of the Connecticut border) to being Yale University (New Haven, CT).film was shot there.
21st Oct '16 8:59:38 PM JudasZala
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* CampGay: While the student body is trying to find Tom, several members discuss things he's doing wrong. An Afrocentrist says he was recruiting for the CIA. A Causehead said he injected the thrown meat with hormones. A gay student says he... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wore brown shoes with a blue blazer.]]

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* CampGay: While the student body is trying to find Tom, several members discuss things he's doing wrong. An Afrocentrist says he was recruiting for the CIA. A Causehead Moonbeam said he injected the thrown meat with hormones. A gay student says he... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wore brown shoes with a blue blazer.]]



* InitiationCeremony: Droz and The Pit were about to give Tom one for saving their frat house, but eventually, it didn't take place after Tom's bus arrives.

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* ICallHimMisterHappy: Samantha's pet name for Droz's penis is "Mr. Pokey".
* InitiationCeremony: Droz and The Pit were about to give Tom one for saving their frat house, but eventually, it didn't take place after Tom's bus arrives.



* IsThisThingStillOn: When Rand starts attacking the dean [[spoiler: for getting fired (and ruining his hopes of getting his fraternity house back)]] he starts ranting about all the unwashed heathens she'd allowed to take over the campus. The Pit had wisely lined up a set of live microphones by that time so that Rand's words are heard by the entire campus body... [[spoiler:who promptly chase after him in a ''bigger'' mob than the one that chased Tom throughout the movie.]]

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* IsThisThingStillOn: When Rand starts attacking the dean [[spoiler: for getting fired (and ruining his hopes of getting his fraternity house back)]] he starts ranting about all the unwashed heathens she'd allowed to take over the campus. The Pit had wisely lined up a set of live microphones by that time so that Rand's words are heard by the entire campus body...body (including the Cause-Heads, the Womynists, the Afrocentrists, and Jerrytown)... [[spoiler:who promptly chase after him in a ''bigger'' mob than the one that chased Tom throughout the movie.]]



* {{Nerd}}: The Computer Geek, as well as those working on their theses.



* TheStoner: Jerrytown, a hippie-based group. They even named the team's dog Blotter.
* StrawFeminist: The "Womynists".

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* TheStoner: Jerrytown, [[Music/GratefulDead Jerrytown]], a hippie-based group. They even named the team's dog Blotter.
* StrawFeminist: The "Womynists"."Womynists", of which Samantha, Droz's girlfriend, is a member of.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film gives a good glimpse at life, particularly in college, in the 90s.
* VandalismBackfire: The crew from the Pit trash what they believe to be Rand's cherry-red classic sports car. Turns out they got the wrong one. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke The film ends with Samamtha, Droz's love interest, mentioning that she can drive on their date, since she's borrowed her grandmother's classic car of the same kind for the weekend...]]]]

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film gives a good glimpse at life, particularly in college, in the 90s.
* VandalismBackfire: The crew from the Pit trash what they believe to be Rand's cherry-red classic sports car. Turns out they got the wrong one. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke The film ends with Samamtha, Samantha, Droz's love interest, mentioning that she can drive on their date, since she's borrowed her grandmother's classic car of the same kind for the weekend...]]]]
21st Oct '16 1:22:02 PM JudasZala
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* GroinAttack: During the protest at the Bicentennial, Katy attacks one of the Balls and Shaft members by hitting him in the groin with the handle of her sign.

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* GroinAttack: During the protest at the Bicentennial, Katy attacks one of the Balls and Shaft members member Bantam by hitting him in the groin with the handle of her sign.
17th Oct '16 6:23:16 PM Mdumas43073
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The film features a special appearance by Music/GeorgeClinton.

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The film features Includes a special appearance by funk legend Music/GeorgeClinton.
17th Oct '16 6:21:19 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:214:Flunk 'em if they can't take a joke.]]

A college comedy film that could be described as ''Film/AnimalHouse'' meets the clashing of right-wing and left-wing politics of TheNineties.

Tom is a pre-freshman having a visit to Port Chester University before he attends it properly. HilarityEnsues as he manages to piss off half the campus, with his only safety between two groups, which themselves hate each other: the groups are The Pit, a group that just wants to goof around (and to get around the ban, it doesn't call itself a fraternity), and Balls and Shaft, a right-wing fraternity that went underground. Both groups were spun off from Psi Kappa Mu after fraternities were banned from the school in the late 1960s.

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[[caption-width-right:300:''Flunk
'em if they can't take a joke.]]

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A 1994 college comedy film that could be described as ''Film/AnimalHouse'' meets the clashing of right-wing and left-wing politics of TheNineties.

Tom (Chris Young) is a pre-freshman having a visit to Port Chester University before he attends it properly. HilarityEnsues as he manages to piss off half the campus, with his only safety between two groups, which themselves hate each other: the groups are The Pit, a group that led by James "Droz" Andrews (Jeremy Piven) who just wants want to goof around (and to get around the ban, it doesn't call itself a fraternity), fraternity); and Balls and Shaft, a right-wing fraternity that went underground.underground, headed by Rand [=McPherson=] (Creator/DavidSpade). Both groups were spun off from Psi Kappa Mu after fraternities were banned from the school in the late 1960s.



This 1994 film starred Jeremy Piven as Droz and Creator/DavidSpade as Rand, with a special appearance by Music/GeorgeClinton.

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This 1994 The film starred Jeremy Piven as Droz and Creator/DavidSpade as Rand, with features a special appearance by Music/GeorgeClinton.
2nd Oct '16 12:01:06 AM JudasZala
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* CampGay: While the student body is trying to find Tom, several members discuss things he's doing wrong. A black student says he was recruiting for the CIA. A vegan say he injected the thrown meat with hormones. A gay student says he... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wore brown shoes with a blue blazer.]]

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* CampGay: While the student body is trying to find Tom, several members discuss things he's doing wrong. A black student An Afrocentrist says he was recruiting for the CIA. A vegan say Causehead said he injected the thrown meat with hormones. A gay student says he... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wore brown shoes with a blue blazer.]]
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