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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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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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The cast is comprised of many former child stars. Tony Dow from Leave It to Beaver (1957) plays the principal. 'Angela Cartwright (I)' from Make Room for Daddy (1953) and Lost in Space (1965) plays a teacher, as does Dwayne Hickman from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), and the school janitor is played by David Nelson, former star of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952). 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

Peggy: We'll take a nature shot. The ultimate nature shot. I'm talking au naturelle.
Nadine: Oh no! I'm not taking my clothes off. No way! I once took my clothes off at the drive-in for Eddie Hansen. He went to get popcorn and he never came back. I'm never taking my clothes off again in front of anybody. Not even my husband, unless he's Burt Reynolds. Maybe Richard Gere. Possibly...
Peggy: Nadine? May I finish what I was trying to say?
Nadine: Who's stopping you?
Peggy: What do you think of this? We'll take a picture of Beau ...
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Crispin Glover steals the show
14 February 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

High School USA is one of those sunday afternoon feel good type comedies. It is packed full of familiar faces which make the characters all the more endeering. This film has to be among my personal favorites almost solely on the merits of a classic comedic performance from Crispin Glover. His portrayal of nerdy misfit "Archie Feld" remains for me one of the most unforgetable and entertaining characters I've seen on screen. For those of you who didn't get enough of (Michael J.)Fox and Glover in "Back to the Future" you'll find more gut busting antics from the Duo here. High School USA is a hidden gem in American "High School" genre films and you will certainly enjoy this warm "hero wins the girl" adventure.


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