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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)
Professor Terguson: Come on, this man has been under a lot of pressure.
[begins screaming and pounding his fist]
Professor Terguson: ...Say it!... Say it!... Say it!
Thornton Melon: The answer is...
[the answer hits him]
Thornton Melon: ... 4?
Dr. Phillip Barbay: [defeated] Right.
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