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Rock 'n' Roll High School -- 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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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 »
User Reviews:
A great tribute to rock'n'roll movies See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)
Ned Daly ... Student (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)
Tammy Trujillo ... Girl in Locker Room (uncredited)
Arturo Vega ... Concert Guy in Hallway (uncredited)
George Wagner ... Man Proposing in Phone Booth (uncredited)
Gigi Williams ... Concert Girl in Hallway (uncredited)

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
Bruce Fritzberg .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
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 (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:
His role as the School Board President marked the final film performance of 'Grady Sutton', ending a career that spanned almost 55 years.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The seniors at Vince Lombardi High School wear class buttons which read "1980." The freshman who is the continual victim of upperclassman abuse wears a class button that reads "1984." Freshmen of that year would have been from the class of 1983, not 1984.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Screamin' Steve Stevens:Well, that about wraps it up here at Rock & Roll High. Remember, if your principal ever gives *you* trouble, if you want *this*
[pointing to the burning school building behind him]
Screamin' Steve Stevens:to happen at your school, you just give ol' Screamin' Steve a call. I'm in the book - under SCARRRREAMIN'!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Bikini Chain Gang (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Wanna Be Your BoyfriendSee more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A great tribute to rock'n'roll movies, 30 August 2004
Author: Mark_McD from United States

And this is a great rock'n'roll movie in itself. No matter how it evolved (at point being a movie about disco), it ended up as one of the ultimate movies in which kids want to rock out, but the principal stands in their way. Think back to those rock'n'roll movies of the 50's in which the day is saved when Alan Freed comes to town with Chuck Berry to prove that Rock & Roll Music is really cool and safe for the kids, and Tuesday Weld gets a new sweater for the dance. Forward to the 1979, repeat the same plot, but throw in DA RAMONES, whom no one then realized would become one of the most influential bands of the next quarter century (and then for the obligatory DJ guest shot, "The Real" Don Steele). Throw in, too, all the elements of a Roger Corman-produced comedy-exploitation film, except for the two-day shooting schedule, some of the familiar Corman repertory players like Clint Howard, Mary Wournow and Dick Miller (there since "Bucket of Blood"), and you've got one of the great stoopid movies of the day. One of the few films that uses deliberate cheesiness and gets away with it. I showed the new DVD to a friend who could only remember seeing parts of it through a stoner- induced haze at the drive-in, and he agreed that this is one of the great movies to be watching drunk, not the least for the lovely leading ladies and the great Ramones footage.

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