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** [[Spoiler: Creator/KevinKline]] as Marcus Skinner, a renowned writer who Shaun hopes to study under at Stanford.

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** [[Spoiler: Creator/KevinKline]] [[spoiler:Creator/KevinKline]] as Marcus Skinner, a renowned writer who Shaun hopes to study under at Stanford.


* CreatorCameo: Mike White as the English teacher.

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** [[Spoiler: Creator/KevinKline]] as Marcus Skinner, a renowned writer who Shaun hopes to study under at Stanford.
* CreatorCameo: The film's writer Mike White as the English teacher.


** NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford is considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun quickly learns that it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.


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* NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford is considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun quickly learns that, as far as the student life is concerned, it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.


* FantasyForbiddingFather: Bud doesn't approve of Shaun's aspiration to become a writer.



** [[spoiler: Triple Subverted with Shaun who ultimately decides to stay in Orange County despite his parents managing to get him into Stanford after all the calamity when he realizes it's his eccentric group of family and friends that inspire him as a writer.]]

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** [[spoiler: Triple Subverted subverted with Shaun who ultimately decides to stay in Orange County despite his parents managing to get him into Stanford after all the calamity when he realizes it's his eccentric group of family and friends that inspire him as a writer.]]


* TheCameo: Creator/BenStiller appears as a fireman who comes across Lance, [[spoiler: who burned down the Stanford admissions building.]] He sees right through the lie that Lance tells him about [[spoiler: how the building burned down]], and he advises the authorities to be on a look-out for him.

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Creator/BenStiller appears as a fireman who comes across Lance, [[spoiler: who burned down the Stanford admissions building.]] He sees right through the lie that Lance tells him about [[spoiler: how the building burned down]], and he advises the authorities to be on a look-out for him.him.
** Creator/ChevyChase is Shaun's lecherous high school principal.


* TheCameo: Creator/Ben Stiller appears as a fireman who comes across Lance, who burned down the Stanford admissions building. He sees right through the lie that Lance tells him about how the building burned down, and he advises the authorities to be on a look-out for him.

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* TheCameo: Creator/Ben Stiller Creator/BenStiller appears as a fireman who comes across Lance, [[spoiler: who burned down the Stanford admissions building. building.]] He sees right through the lie that Lance tells him about [[spoiler: how the building burned down, down]], and he advises the authorities to be on a look-out for him.

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* TheCameo: Creator/Ben Stiller appears as a fireman who comes across Lance, who burned down the Stanford admissions building. He sees right through the lie that Lance tells him about how the building burned down, and he advises the authorities to be on a look-out for him.


* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Lance claims he's able to drive Shaun and Ashely to Stanford "in 3 hours". Anyone familiar with the length of the California coastline knows it would usually take about twice that time at minimum, even with the fact that Lance was [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving like a maniac]]. The distance from Orange County to Stanford is about 400 miles (643 km) meaning Lance would have be consistently traveling over 130mph to get there in 3 hours.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Lance claims he's able to drive Shaun and Ashely to Stanford "in 3 hours". Anyone familiar with the length of the California coastline knows it would usually take about twice that time at minimum, even with the fact that Lance was [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving like a maniac]]. The distance from Orange County to Stanford is about 400 miles (643 km) meaning Lance would have be consistently traveling over 130mph to get there in 3 hours. Of course, it's most likely that Lance simply miscalculated.


''Orange County'' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack, and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and Creator/SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]] Also in the cast are Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Creator/HaroldRamis, among others.

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''Orange County'' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack, and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning [[note]]In other words, it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and Creator/SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]] Also in the cast are Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Creator/HaroldRamis, among others.


** NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford is considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun quickly learns that it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford has a reputation of being one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun quickly learns that it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.


* NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford has a rep of being one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun learns that it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Stanford has a rep reputation of being one of the most prestigious and selective universities ever accepting only the "best and the brightest" or the so-called "future leaders of America". However, Shaun quickly learns that it's really nothing more than a glorified party school.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In-universe. Shaun's story is practically an autobiography as his characters are clearly modeled off his family and friends.


* NoBisexuals: Averted with Tanya, who makes out with the female janitor in a flashback.


* TheObiWan: Marcus Skinner to Shaun.


''Orange County'' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack, and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]]

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''Orange County'' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack, and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and SissySpacek's Creator/SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]]
[[/note]] Also in the cast are Creator/CatherineOHara, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Creator/HaroldRamis, among others.


'''''Orange County''''' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]]

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'''''Orange County''''' ''Orange County'' is a 2002 teen comedy written by Mike White, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Colin Hanks, Creator/JackBlack Creator/JackBlack, and Schuyler Fisk.[[note]]Meaning it was directed by Lawrence Kasdan's son, and stars both Creator/TomHanks' son and SissySpacek's daughter.[[/note]]

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