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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

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Cast

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Clifford
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Linderman
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Paul Quandt ...
Carson
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Mike
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Dean R. Miller ...
Hightower
Tim Reyna ...
Koontz
Richard Bradley ...
Dubrow
Denise Baske ...
Leilani
Vicky Nelson ...
Freddy
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Reissman
Paul Charbonneau ...
Allen
Laura Salenger ...
Girl
Bert Hoddinott ...
Burt
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Storyline

Clifford Peache is the new kid in Lake View High School. Faced with all the stress that role entails he makes his situation worse by insulting Moody, the leader of a group of toughs who extort lunch money from kids. These punks pretend to be bodyguards for the kids to protect them from Linderman who, it is rumored, killed his brother in cold blood. Clifford befriends the sullen Linderman and hires him as his bodyguard. When Moody ups the ante, Linderman must decide whether fighting for what he believes in, with his haunted past and image, is justified. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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I'm tired of being terrorized in the toilets, chased after school, and shaken down for my lunch money. Will you be my bodyguard? See more »

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Jennifer Beals. See more »

Goofs

At c. 35 minutes the string quintet is clearly not playing the Mozart heard in the soundtrack. In any case, the piece (Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) is written for four string parts and not five. See more »

Quotes

Clifford Peache: What does your dad do?
Ricky Linderman: He watches T.V.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bye Bye Nerdie (2001) See more »

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She's a Latin from Manhattan
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Ruth Gordon in the hotel kitchen
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Positive, enjoyable film
2 June 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie again and I was surprised at how well it holds up. The story isn't dated, the situations are universal and current and the acting is fine. The plots are believable, interesting and satisfying. For a sleeper of a film in 1980, it stands out as 1 of the better teen genre pieces that flooded the theaters in the 80's. The ending is a bit sappy, but it still doesn't detract from a very sweet story with characters you can actually cheer for (except, of course for Moody and Mike, but it was fun booing them as well).


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