National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze

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National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze is a 2003 American romantic crime mystery comedy film directed by David and Scott Hillenbrand and written by Patrick Casey and Worm Miller. The film showcases many new and largely then-unknown actors and actresses. In addition to Tatyana Ali, the film also features Patrick Renna, Chris Owen, Marie-Noelle Marquis, and Danielle Fishel.

National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byScott Hillenbrand
Produced by
  • James Henrie
  • Mike McBride
  • Albert Miniaci
Written by
Music byDavid Berrel
CinematographyPhilip D. Schwartz
Edited byDave O'Brien
Distributed byShowcase Entertainment
Release date
  • September¬†26,¬†2003¬†(2003-09-26)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$436,365[1]


As Christmas break approaches, the dormitories at Billingsley University are restless with sex-crazed students. Although eager to relinquish his burdensome virginity, Booker has thus far failed in this endeavor. His charitable older brother, Styles, does the sensible thing and hires a prostitute to usher Booker into the realm of manhood. Unfortunately, some misunderstandings complicate this procedure, prompting sophomoric shenanigans.



The film was shot on location in California. The three major locations in California used for filming were: Los Angeles, San Diego (including Balboa Park), and Castaic.


Box officeEdit

Dorm Daze opened in a limited release on September 26, 2003 and earned $27,712 in its opening weekend, ranking number 66 in the domestic box office. At the end of its run, closing on October 17, the film had grossed $56,127. Overseas, in Russia, the film fared slightly better, earning $380,238. Worldwide, the film grossed $436,365.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

The film currently holds a 0% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

Dorm Daze has developed a following of adolescent teenagers in the years since its release.[citation needed] In response, an unrated version was eventually released.

Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD August 10, 2004 and debuted at number twelve on the DVD rental charts bringing in 2.13 million dollars its first week.[3]


A sequel entitled National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2: College @ Sea was released on DVD September 5, 2006. Several of the principal actors returned for the sequel including Danielle Fishel and Chris Owen.

A second sequel was produced, but was reworked to be a standalone film before being released as Transylmania on December 4, 2009.


  1. ^ a b "Dorm Daze (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. October 18, 2003. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dorm Daze". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Top 50 United States DVD Rentals for the week ending 15 August 2004". IMDb. August 15, 2004. Retrieved September 15, 2006.

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