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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 24 August 1979 (USA)
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A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Roberts
Miss Evelyn Togar
Mr. McGree
Police Chief
Don Steele ...
Screamin' Steve Stevens
Coach Steroid
Daniel Davies ...
Lynn Farrell ...
Angel Dust
Herbie Braha ...
School Board President
Chris Somma ...


Vince Lombardi High School keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students' love of rock 'n' roll and their disregard of education. The putative leader of the students is Riff Randell, who loves the music of the Ramones. A new principal, the rock-music-hating Miss Evelyn Togar, is brought in and promises to put an end to the music craze. When Miss Togar and a group of parents attempt to burn a pile of rock records, the students take over the high school, joined by the Ramones, who are made honorary students. When the police are summoned and demand that the students evacuate the building, they do so, which leads to an explosive finale. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Where the 3 R's Stood for ROCK, ROLL and REBELLION! See more »


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Release Date:

24 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disco High  »

Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


P.J. Soles purchased her own wardrobe because the film's budget was so low that they could not afford decent clothes for her. She spent her entire salary, $2100.00, on her clothes. The red satin jacket was $300.00 from Fred Segal. According to Soles, Rod Stewart at the store and wanted to buy the jacket but she had claimed it before him. See more »


When Dee Dee yells "Hey pizza! Dig in!" the pizza boxes aren't open yet but in the previous shot with Joey in the foreground, the boxes are already open and the rest of the band are already taking out some slices. See more »


Screamin' Steve Stevens: I'd like to introduce the two winners of the charity ticket raffle donated by the principal of Vince Lombardi High.
Boy In Crowd: [yells] Togar eats it!
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Spoofs Lassie (1954) See more »


Blitzkrieg Bop
Written by Tommy Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone
Performed by Ramones
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I just wanna have some kicks. I just wanna get some chicks!
24 January 2005 | by (Lindenhurst, IL) – See all my reviews

93 minutes of mindless fun from 1979. So what if P.J. Soles was damn near 30 when this was made...she can rock my high school any time she wants! Now that we're down to only one original Ramone (and even he isn't in this), we have to salute the Boys by watching this movie. It's the way we want to remember 'em best, blowing up a high school.

So screw you Principal Togar, and all your exploding mice! WE JUST WANNA ROCK! P.S.---R.I.P. Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, Mr. McGree, & Screamin' Steve. And if anybody knows whatever happened to Angel Dust (Lynn Farrell-who made 3 movies in 1979 and seems to have dropped off the planet since) please post it on the R&RHS message board.

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