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Thornton Melon (Character)
from Back to School (1986)

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Back to School -- Rodney Dangerfield plays self-made millionaire Thornton Mellon, owner of a chain of tall and fat clothing stores, who, after divorcing his philandering wife, enrolls in college to keep his son from dropping out. Rodney's invasion quickly turns the campus into a non-stop party zone, and he even helps the diving team win their big meet.

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Young Thornton


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  1. Back to School (1986) Played by Rodney Dangerfield / Jason Hervey (as Young Thornton)

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From Back to School (1986)
Derek: [to Jason, who's sitting there moody with a bottle and sunglasses on] Nice look. What are you going for? The heavy, disassociated artist thing... Oh, it's the deaf thing. Maybe this will cheer you up.
[Derek let's himself fall in front of Jason's seat legs spread]
Thornton Melon: [comes along waving Derek away] Oh, do me! Derek! Get up, will ya?
Thornton Melon: [to Derek] You look like the poster boy for birth control.
[to Jason]
Thornton Melon: Jason, it's a party. What's your story? What's the matter? The swim meet? Forget about it. It's history. Come on, will ya? Snap into it!
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