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Junior High School (1978)

The story begins with Sherry (Paula Abdul) declaring plans to hold a party that night. Upon hearing about this party, Jerry's friend Paul (Kirk Burnett) encourages him to ask his crush Lori... See full summary »

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Jerry (as David Stewart)
Karen Capelle ...
Lori
Kirk Burnett ...
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Mikal Robert Taylor ...
Keith
Toni Mazarin ...
Vicki
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Sherry
Haya Kohn ...
Vicki's Friend
Matt Caplan ...
Bill
Jim Norris ...
Bob
Kevin Kucera ...
Office Runner
Candy Breen ...
Julie
Ira Kaplan ...
Friedman
Cissy Wechter ...
Girl in Library
Bart Tallakson ...
Huge Mean Kid
Melinda Lilly ...
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The story begins with Sherry (Paula Abdul) declaring plans to hold a party that night. Upon hearing about this party, Jerry's friend Paul (Kirk Burnett) encourages him to ask his crush Lori Scott (Karen Capelle) to accompany him to the event. On his way to doing this Jerry encounters several obstacles, including repeated run-ins with Keith (Mikal Robert Taylor), a school bully, and Vicki (Toni Mazarin), an ill-intentioned girl who hopes Jerry will ask her to the party so she can spite a previous boyfriend. (from Wikipedia every of same name)

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Husband and wife comedy team Charlie Brill and Mitzi McCall appeared in the film using disguises and pseudonyms, due to its low budget and their membership in SAG. See more »

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"We're gonna have a par-ty, this Friday ni-yight..."
8 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first caught wind of this movie when it was featured on VH-1's "Before They Were Rock Stars". The film featured a teen-aged Paula Abdul, and they showcased a clip from her big musical number. It looked like one of those "it's so astonishingly bad I've just gotta see it" movies, and after a few unsuccessful tries on eBay (VHS copies don't appear that frequently and usually command pretty high bids when they do), I was lucky enough to snare a copy. This is actually a "featurette", clocking in at just under 40 minutes. JHS is reminiscent of an ABC Afterschool Special, although I couldn't believe some of the things these Van Nuys junior high students were able to get away with. For example, the musical number "The Itty Bitty Titty Committee" (?????), featuring three late-blooming preteens, and also some rather clever wordplay with the teachers' names (yes, the girls' gym teacher's name is Mrs. Van Dyke, with Van on the left side of her blouse and, well you get the idea). The plot revolves around Jerry (a Tony DeFranco look-alike) and a crush he has on pretty blonde classmate Lori. Sherri (Paula Abdul) is having the party that she sings about in the aforementioned musical number, and shy Jerry would do anything for Lori to be his date. Of course he also has several obstacles to overcome, including mega-nerd Keith, bad-girl Vicki and the two jocks who are constantly vying for Lori's attention. As the school day progresses (and after several cheesy musical numbers), Jerry finally works up the courage to ask Lori to accompany him to the party. Will Lori accept his invitation? Will Vicki ask Jerry to the party first, only so she can dump him after they arrive? Will Lori opt to go to the party with both of the jocks? Will the nerd get what's coming to him? If you enjoy really really REALLY bad movies, this will definitely fit the bill. 100% pure Velveeta, but that's what we love about it anyway!


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