• Publication date: October 1, 2011

Sometimes You Have To Do The Wrong Thing For The Right Reason Stealing Harvard: Good Intentions, Bad Methods

John Plummer tries to make a bold statement to his fianc�, Elaine, and her wealthy father that he doesn�t need any financial assistance, especially Elaine�s father�s, to secure a home for both him and Elaine.

John Plummer tries to make a bold statement to his fianc�, Elaine, and her wealthy father that he doesn�t need any financial assistance, especially Elaine�s father�s, to secure a home for both him and Elaine.

Mr. Warner, Elaine�s father, already considers John unworthy of his daughter, as he his John�s employer. To add unto this already pressing situation, John�s family comes knocking on his bank account.

John�s niece, Noreen brings a serious moral and financial dilemma to John when she shows him a video in which John made a promise that he would help her with her college education when the time came.

Unfortunately for John, the timing couldn�t be worse. Noreen has just been accepted to Harvard University and needs an additional $30,000 on top of her grants to get her through her education, which is all of John�s life savings.

John needs to find a way to come up with the extra cash and fast. His only quick option comes from his high school loser landscaping friend Walter �Duff� Duffy. Duff convinces John that it wouldn�t be unethical to steal money from one of his rich clients, as the insurance company would reimburse the amount, and imposes his belief that they deserve to give back to society.

John describes Duff as �A man whose ideas were sometimes so dumb they were brilliant.� Listening to Duff takes John on a journey through the dumb, absurd, and improbable.

In one of the film�s climactic comic scenes, Elaine�s father gets a hold of an incriminating photograph, of John in bed and in drag, which he shows to his daughter.

This movie is rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and drug references.

Year: 2002

Runtime: 85 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Crime

Starring:

Jason Lee

Tom Green

John C. McGinley

Seymour Cassel

Richard Jenkins

Dennis Farina

Chris Penn

Leslie Mann

Megan Mullally

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch