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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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Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

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Academia de Loucuras  »

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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 »

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Jay-Jay Manners: Do you know Beth Franklin?
Otto Lipton: Yeah. She's goin' out with Beau Middleton. So unless you got twenty-five million dollars and a lifetime supply of Brut, forget about it.
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Spoofs Porky's (1981) See more »

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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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