National Lampoon's Van Wilder


1h 35m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Van Wilder might be starting his seventh year at Coolidge College, but graduation is the furthest thing from his mind. Armed with a personal assistant and a coterie of admirers, Van has reached the status of living legend on campus, throwing bashes that make geeks popular, raising money for charity

Film Details

Also Known As
American Party, Van Wilder, Van the Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Keri Winters
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Van Wilder might be starting his seventh year at Coolidge College, but graduation is the furthest thing from his mind. Armed with a personal assistant and a coterie of admirers, Van has reached the status of living legend on campus, throwing bashes that make geeks popular, raising money for charity and generally "inspiring the uninspired." But when Van's father refuses to pay any more of his son's tuition bills, Van turns party planning into a business in order to continue living in undergraduate bliss. As the cash begins to roll in, Van catches the eye of student journalist Gwen Pearson, who is determined to expose the truth about Van. What begins as a clash of wills, however, soon leads to unexpected romance as Van and Gwen both realize they have a lot to learn from each other. The only problem: Gwen's self-obsessed, frat house boyfriend, Richard, who's determined, at any cost, to put a stop to Van's rule as campus king.

Crew

Peter Abrams

Producer

S Adams

Song

Michael A Allowitz

Assistant Director

William Apperson

Construction Coordinator

Patti Arpaia

Photography

Edwin Avedissian

Location Manager

James R Bagdonas

Director Of Photography

James R Bagdonas

Dp/Cinematographer

Brian Bains

On-Set Dresser

Susie Balaban

Assistant Director

Zack Baldauf

Song

Rick Baptist

Other

Penny Barcena

Animal Trainer

Kimberly Beaird

Hair Stylist

D Bemead

Song

Itamar Ben Jacob

Sound Mixer

Daniel Berhaph

Song

Matt Beville

Adr Mixer

Darren Lynn Bousman

Production Assistant

K Boyce

Song

X Boyer

Song

Michelle Branch

Song

Michelle Branch

Song Performer

Andre Brandes

Transportation Captain

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Richard Briggs

Special Thanks To

Dejohn Brooks

Song

Dejohn Brooks

Song Performer

Mirah Bullock

Special Thanks To

Danny Burt

Dolly Grip

Neil Butler

Assistant

Christopher Byers

Key Grip

Paul Cafferty

Post-Production Accountant

Francois Caillaud

Production Assistant

Robert Carr

Other

Mike Chapman

Song

Manny Chavez

Stunts

Chris Cheney

Song

B Chijoke

Song

Nicky Chinn

Song

Dirk Christensen

Stunts

Doran Clark

Special Thanks To

Heather Clark

Stunts

Mimi Clarke

Special Thanks To

Nick Cochiolo

Best Boy Grip

Joe Cofer

Stunts

Timothy Considine

Makeup

T Cook

Song

Amy Coombe

Special Thanks To

Gary Coppola

Foley Mixer

Gary Coppola

Foley Editor

Dirk Craft

Assistant Director

Patrick Cusack

Assistant Sound Editor

Kirk D'amico

Executive Producer

Eric Dahlquist

Special Thanks To

Gerrit Dangremond

Camera Operator

Clive Davis

Song

Rob Decina

Casting

Andrew Decristofaro

Sound Editor

Guy Defazio

Other

Tony Delocht

Song

Tom Deweir

Stunts

Joe Dickman

Special Thanks To

Kaytie Dinh

Production

George Dunagan

Gaffer

William J Durrell

Art Director

Paula Dusman

Script Supervisor

B Ells

Song

Guy Erez

Song

Linda J Erikson

Other

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

David Esparza

Other

Craig Farkas

Office Assistant

Jeff Farley

Makeup

Les Farrington

Song

Sarah Halley Finn

Casting Consultant

Barbara Fiorentino

Casting

Richard Firth

Special Thanks To

Nina Flateng

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ryan Folsey

Editing

Gloria Fonseca

Costumes

Lucas Foster

Executive Producer

Sam Frank

Song

Laura Franklin

Special Thanks To

Jeffrey Franks

Associate Producer

Bob Fredrickson

Color Timer

Bruce Freeberg

Special Thanks To

Gene A French

Other

Derew Frutos

Transportation Co-Captain

Frank A Fuller

Sound Effects Editor

Patti Ganguzza

Special Thanks To

Corinna Garcia

Assistant

Sarah Gardam

Production Assistant

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording

Brent Goldberg

Screenplay

Anita Grey

Special Thanks To

Rick Guerin

Special Thanks To

Royce Hager

Special Effects Foreman

Josh Hakian

Special Effects Coordinator

Kevin Hamilton

Dialogue Editor

Jeff Hanks

Special Thanks To

Christopher Harlow

Assistant Location Manager

Chrisina 'tina' Harrelson

Makeup

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

David Kapa Hart

Special Thanks To

Daniel Harville

Song

Daniel B Hastings

Boom Operator

Marla Jean Hathaway

Other

Marla Jean Hathaway

Craft Service

Kelly Hayes

Assistant

Kelly Hayes

Post-Production Assistant

Kenny Hayes

Construction Coordinator

Anna E Hayward

Assistant Director

Andrea Helm

Hair Stylist

Scott Herrick

Accounting Assistant

Dennis M Hill

Editor

Randi Hiller

Casting Consultant

Ani Hovsepain

Casting Associate

Max Hsu

Song

Chad Hugo

Song

Jason Jensen

Assistant Camera Operator

Stacy Jones

Song

Rick Joseph

Coproducer

Jeff Journey

Dolly Grip

Jimmy Jue

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tonio K

Song

Rachel Kamerman

Production Designer

Suzan Katcher

Set Decorator

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Christopher Kenny

Assistant Location Manager

Stewart Kershaw

Song

Carrie King

Special Thanks To

Brian Kingman

Production Insurance

Brian Kline

Assistant Property Master

P. Gerald Knight

Transportation Coordinator

Martina Kohl

Makeup

Cluny Komack

Special Thanks To

Jonathon Komack-martin

Producer

Rebecca Koscinski

Office Assistant

Kim Lane

Special Thanks To

Deborah Lee

Unit Production Manager

Deborah Lee

Line Producer

Lee Lemont

Adr Editor

Michael Levy

Special Thanks To

Robert L. Levy

Producer

Kim Lindemoen

Animal Trainer

Laura Little

Costumes

Megan Litwin

Assistant

Barbara Long

Accountant

Irnie Longoria

Song

Michael Lovejoy

Craft Service

Matthew Machin

Song

Dante Mackay

Song

Dante Mackay

Song Performer

Dennis Madalone

Stunts

P Mah

Song

Rebecca Mangieri

Casting Associate

Steve Mann

Sound Effects Editor

Elenie Mansalis

Assistant Director

Klaus Manz

Special Thanks To

Dayna Danika Marinos

Production Coordinator

Jeremy Martin

Assistant

Marvin Maverick

Special Thanks To

David May

Song Performer

David May

Song

Mark Mcadam

Song

Andrew Mccluskey

Song

Skip Mccraw

Gaffer

Kristi Mckinney

Office Assistant

Pete Mcneal

Song

David Mead

Song

David Mead

Song Performer

Karen Mellman

Special Thanks To

Marc Meyer

Assistant Sound Editor

Rhona Meyers

Costumes

Anthony R Milch

Dialogue Editor

Christopher Miller

Location Manager

Jennifer Hilton Monroe

Assistant

Joe Montgomery

Song

A Moore

Song

Ben Morton

Song

Karen Breck Murray

Office Assistant

Peter Nelson

Coproducer

Ari Newman

Coproducer

Greig Nori

Song

Chris Norman

Song Performer

Ed Novick

Sound Mixer

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Adr

Mike Nusinow

Special Thanks To

Bobby Ore

Stunts

Pete Pagonis

Song

Andrew Panay

Story By

Andrew Panay

Producer

Billy Parks

Assistant

Tammy Gantz Patino

Choreographer

Tammy Gantz Patino

Other

Mark Patterson

Set Production Assistant

Michael Payne

Sound Effects Editor

James L Pearson

Dialogue Editor

S Peiken

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
American Party, Van Wilder, Van the Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Keri Winters
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002

Ryan Phillippe was previously attached to star.

Feature directorial debut for Walt Becker.

Completed shooting May 4, 2001.

Began shooting March 12, 2001.

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002