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Director:
Writers:
Richard Whitley (screenplay) &
Russ Dvonch (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 August 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hey ho, Let's go! See more »
Plot:
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(28 articles)
User Reviews:
Rock 'n' Roll High School was one of the best movies ever made See more (68 total) »

Cast

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P.J. Soles ... Riff Randell

Vincent Van Patten ... Tom Roberts

Clint Howard ... Eaglebauer

Dey Young ... Kate Rambeau

Mary Woronov ... Miss Evelyn Togar

Paul Bartel ... Mr. McGree

Dick Miller ... Police Chief
Don Steele ... Screamin' Steve Stevens

Alix Elias ... Coach Steroid

Loren Lester ... Fritz Hansel
Daniel Davies ... Fritz Gretel
Lynn Farrell ... Angel Dust
Herbie Braha ... Manager
Grady Sutton ... School Board President
Chris Somma ... Shawn
Marla Rosenfield ... Cheryl
Barbara Ann Grimes ... Cafeteria Lady (as Barbara Ann Walters)
Terry Soda ... Norma
Joe Van Sickle ... Cop
Joey Ramone ... Himself
Johnny Ramone ... Himself
Dee Dee Ramone ... Himself

Marky Ramone ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Arkush ... Ticket Taker in Green Shirt (uncredited)
David N. Barber ... Native American Scalper (uncredited)

Rodney Bingenheimer ... Pink Cadillac Driver (uncredited)
Rob Bottin ... Giant White Mouse / Mrs. Mouse (uncredited)
Dinah Cancer ... Concert Girl with Ear Muffs (uncredited)
Ann Chatterton ... Student (uncredited)
Darby Crash ... Audience Member in White Jacket (uncredited)

Joe Dante ... Riot Cop with sunglasses (uncredited)
Sylvia Dante ... Nun (uncredited)
Russ Dvonch ... Student Carried by Football Players (uncredited)

Debbie Evans ... Student (uncredited)

Jack Gill ... Student (uncredited)

Michael Goodwin ... Chemistry Teacher (uncredited)
Ben Haller ... Roadie with Cocaine (uncredited)

John Hateley ... Student (uncredited)
Kay Kimler ... French Teacher (uncredited)
Joseph McBride ... School Board Member (uncredited)
Monte Melnick ... Road Manager with Mustache (uncredited)
Linda Ramone ... Concert Girl in Hallway (uncredited)

Jim Rygiel ... Guy in Line at Mayan Theater (uncredited)
Teri Schwartz ... Nun (uncredited)
Arturo Vega ... Concert Guy in Hallway (uncredited)
George Wagner ... Man Proposing in Phone Booth (uncredited)
Gigi Williams ... Concert Girl in Hallway (uncredited)
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Directed by
Allan Arkush 
Joe Dante (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Richard Whitley (screenplay) &
Russ Dvonch (screenplay) and
Joseph McBride (screenplay)

Allan Arkush (story) &
Joe Dante (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Michael Finnell .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
Gail Werbin 
 
Art Direction by
Marie Kordus 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Pearl 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Buehler 
 
Makeup Department
Gigi Williams .... hairdresser
Gigi Williams .... makeup
 
Production Management
Mark Radcliffe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Davison .... second unit director
Gerald T. Olson .... first assistant director
Caren Singer .... second assistant director
Jerry Zucker .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Mark Toepfer .... assistant art director
Richard Upper .... main title design
 
Sound Department
Rhonda Baer .... boom operator
J.A. Markovitch .... sound mixer: concert sound
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer (as Michael Moore)
 
Special Effects by
Frank DeMarco .... special effects
Roger George .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ann Chatterton .... stunt player
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Jack Gill .... stunt player
John Hateley .... stunt player
Kay Kimler .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carin Abramson .... still photographer
Chris Brightman .... grip
Clyde E. Bryan .... second unit cameraman (as Clyde Bryan)
Scott Buttfield .... electrician
Steve Caldwell .... grip
Mark Shane Davis .... gaffer (as Mark Davis)
Tim Doughten .... grip
Paul Elliott .... camera assistant
Steven Fierberg .... electrician (as Steve Fierberg)
Steve Mathis .... best boy
Krishna Rao .... camera assistant
Fred Roscolene .... key grip
Thomas Vanghele .... camera assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda M. Bass .... assistant wardrobe (as Linda Bass)
 
Editorial Department
Kent Beyda .... assistant editor
Mark Helfrich .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jane Alsobrook .... music consultant
Jonathan Brett .... soundtrack coordinator
Michael Z. Gordon .... composer: additional music
Joel Soifer .... music re-mix engineer
Phil Spector .... music re-mixer
Ed Stasium .... musical director: Ramones
Seymour Stein .... soundtrack coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Chris Brightman .... driver
 
Other crew
Susan Arnold .... extras coordinator
Rob Bottin .... giant mouse creator
Bruce Frankel .... production assistant
Richard Graddis .... production assistant
Ernie Guderjahn .... extras coordinator
Siana Lee Hale .... choreographer
Terry Hutner .... production coordinator
Jennifer Radcliffe .... production assistant
Jeanne Rosenberg .... script supervisor
Michael Silvers .... production assistant
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Cameron .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gale Anne Hurd .... production assistant (uncredited)
Vincent Prentice .... co-creator: giant mouse (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Joe Dante .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:S (1990) | Iceland:12 | Iceland:L (re-rating) | UK:15 (cut) | USA:PG (certificate #25611) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The marijuana that Riff smokes was actually a mix of rosemary and other herbs.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Riff is shown putting on the Ramones' "Road to Ruin" album to listen to the song "I Want You Around". This song does not appear on that record.See more »
Quotes:
Usher:Oh, I'm sorry. We don't let any more mice in here. They've been exploding all over the place.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in End of the Century (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
California SunSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rock 'n' Roll High School was one of the best movies ever made, 8 June 2004
Author: Ericka McBride (Sugarbabiie769@aol.com) from Vandalia, Ohio

Rock 'n' Roll High School was one of the best movies ever made! I think the only reason it was so awesome was because of The Ramones! You couldn't have made the same movie and put something like the Sex Pistols, or The Clash in place of The Ramones, it just wouldn't have been the same. dey young, clint howard, Vincent Van Patten, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, and the hall monters, just added to the movie. The whole entire movie is about The Ramones...especially Joey! So everybody showed see Rock 'n' Roll High School if your a huge fan of real PUNK. Not the sissy new crap...but the loud, and fast kind. The kind only The Ramones could do. R.I.P (Rest In Peace) Joey Ramone 1951-2001. Dee Dee Ramone 1952-2002!

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