COLIN HANKS (Shaun Brumder) is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after new leading men. Recently seen in the critically-acclaimed HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," produced by his father Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
His growing list of feature film credits includes the hilarious comedy "Get Over It" with Kirsten Dunst and Ben Foster, the coming of age tale "Whatever It Takes" with Shane West and Marla Sokoloff and the Tom Hanks hit "That Thing You Do!" with Tom Everett Scott and Liv Tyler.
JACK BLACK (Lance) has appeared in such motion pictures as Stephen Frears's critically-acclaimed comedy "High Fidelity," in which he played John Cusack's sarcastic music store employee, a role that garnered him nominations for a 2001 American Comedy Award and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor. Black also recently co-starred in "Saving Silverman" and was seen in the 1999 independent drama "Jesus' Son" with Billy Crudup.
Making his film debut in 1992 in the Tim Robbins farce "Bob Roberts," Black already has over thirty films to his credit, including such blockbuster hits as "Dead Man Walking" with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, "The Cable Guy" with Jim Carrey, and "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, just to name a few. Currently, Black is starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the Farrelly brothers outrageous hit comedy "Shallow Hal. "
JOHN LITHGOW (Bud). Already a prominent stage actor with two Best Supporting Oscar nominations, and frequent appearances on television, John Lithgow is perhaps now best known as the leader of a family of screwball aliens on the NBC sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun. "
From a series of low key film performances in the mid-70's, Lithgow began to exhibit his trademark of headlining over-the-top characters. Starting with "The World According to Garp," (1982), where he played a macho football player who is turned into the sensitive Roberta Muldoon, netting an Academy Award nomination in the process, to "Twilight Zone: The Movie," (1983), to the High Commander Dick Solomon in "3rd Rock from the Sun," the zanniness hasn't stopped. Lithgow's exploits on the show have earned him two Emmys, two Screen Actor's Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, and an American Comedy Award.
When his guidance counselor accidentally sends Stanford University the school record of a complete loser, rather than his own sterling 'A' packed record, our high school senior hero has to go through hoops in order to get into his favoured University and guarantee his future.
Shaun is devastated. How could this happen? A little investigation leads to a big mistake, courtesy of his high school guidance counselor. Undeterred, Shaun will find a way to fix this, even though he only has 24 hours to do it. He simply has to get into Stanford, especially now that he sees the horror that is his life in Orange County: an over-emotional, co-dependent mother who is constantly unhinged by the thought of his leaving home, a distant, critical father who thinks his son's dream of becoming a writer is ridiculous, an impulsive brother, Lance, whose chemically enhanced and often unbalanced existence is just, well, infuriating. Is he even related to these people?
Running Time: 81 mins