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High School U.S.A. (1983)

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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Mr. Plaza
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Nadine
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Mr. Gerardi
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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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16 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Academia de Loucuras  »

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The film features the stars of the hit series Gilligan's Island, Bob Denver, and Dawn Wells. The film also features Dwayne Hickman who co-starred with Denver on this series, Dobie Gillis. While Angela Cartwright starred in the cult classic series, Lost In Space and Tony Dow and Ken Osmond co-starred in Leave It To Beaver. See more »

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The Trans Am switches from a 1979-81 model to a base model 1973 Firebird when it enters the construction area and in a public park staircase (note the rear quarter panel, absence of a front fender vent, and the rear bumper (after the vehicle is crashed). See more »

Quotes

Miss D'Angelo: [at cheerleading practice] Cara, a little more energy? You want us to lose to Tech?
Cara Ames: Who cares? This is so... high school.
Miss D'Angelo: Then why do it?
Cara Ames: I happen to look stunning in the uniform!
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Awesome fun!

This film is a blast. Because of such a stellar cast, it's far better than you'd expect nonsense like this to be. Michael J. Fox is charming and likable. And Crispin Glover (in ultimate nerd mode) has several memorable one liners. And to this day I'll never forget the character of Bandini. As he's shuffling along complaining about how his toes hurt. And Fox points out that he has his shoes on the wrong feet. To which Bandini replies, "No I don't. These are my feet." Classic!

Don't miss Anthony Edwards doing his best Eddie Haskell impersonation - to Ken Osmond, the original Eddie Haskell himself.

The cheap DVD is not the best quality. But hey, it should last forever. And it's pretty inexpensive at the moment. Definitely check it out!


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