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High School U.S.A. (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  16 October 1983 (USA)
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Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

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Jay-Jay Manners (as Michael Fox)
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Otto Lipton
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Miss D'Angelo
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Milton Feld
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Mrs. Franklin
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Principal Pete Kinney
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Dr. Fritz Hauptmann
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Mr. Krinsky, janitor
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Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

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In a scene where Beth tells Jay-Jay that she just wants to be friends, Jay-Jay replies, "Like Wally and Lumpy... I'll pass." Tony Dow and Frank Bank, who played Wally and Lumpy in Leave It to Beaver (1957), also appear in the film. See more »

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Beth Franklin: [about Jay Jay] I think he's kinda cute.
Beau Middleton: Who's kinda cute?
Beth Franklin: You, of course. Especially when you're angry. Your dimple twitches.
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An incredibly entertaining movie!
17 August 1999 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

More people should watch this movie. I'm quite sure they won't enjoy it as much as my friends or I, but the cast is so fun that it's worth a look. Rowdy class clown J.J. (double J) Manners (Michael J. Fox) is certainly smitten after he bumps in to Beth Franklin (Nancy McKeon) in the hallway. Big problem though-she's dating Beau Middleton (Anthony Edwards) the cocky king of the preps! A class struggle ensues and it's quite wacky to watch it unfold. The supporting cast here is really interesting. You've got Todd Bridges and Dana Plato (Different Strokes), Crystal Bernard (future star of Wings) and a plethora of actors and actresses from older TV shows. Bob Denver plays Crispin Glover's pet supply selling dad. Tony Dow plays the high school's principle. There's even a scene where Anthony Edwards pulls and Eddie Haskell on Eddie Haskell himself (Ken Osmond). There's nothing too original about the plot of this baby (it is a TV movie after all), but it became really addictive for me and a couple of my friends. It's fun to throw quotes around from it. All in all, well worth a couple bucks to watch on video (although I haven't found it in too many video stores). Give it a chance with low expectations and I'm quite sure you won't be too dissatisfied.


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