Overview

Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious antics.

  1. Alan Metter

    Director

  2. Harold Ramis

    Screenplay

  3. Peter Torokvei

    Screenplay

  4. William Porter

    Screenplay

  5. Steven Kampmann

    Screenplay

  6. Dennis Snee

    Story

  7. Greg Fields

    Story

  8. Rodney Dangerfield

    Story

  9. Rich Eustis

    Writer

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 13, 1986
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • December 31, 1986
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $91,258,000.00

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