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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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Otto Lipton
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Miss D'Angelo
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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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The film starred teen stars that were featured on hit shows or making their debuts that would lead to successful careers in both television and in film. They include: Michael J.Fox, who was on Family Ties and Spin City and would breakout theatrically with Back To The Future and Teen Wolf, Nancy McKeon was on The Facts of Life and worked with Fox again on the TV film, Poision Ivy, Anthony Edwards was in Fast Times At Ridgemont High and would breakout with Revenge of The Nerds and eventually, Michael Crichton's E.R., Dana Plato and Todd Bridges were the stars of Diff'rent Strokes, Crystal Bernard would star in Wings with Tim Daly and Steven Weber, Crispin Glover starred in Friday The 13th The Final Chapter and would work with Fox again on Back To The Future and Jonathan Gries would co-star in the hit series, Martin starring Martin Lawrence and also co-starred in Fright Night with Roddy McDowell and William Ragsdale and Get Shorty with John Travolta and Gene Hackman. 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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Archie Feld: Chuckie, tell me it's just a couple of scratches. Tell me my father isn't going to kill me.
Chuckie Dipple: The car's totaled, Archie. You're a dead man.
Archie Feld: Oh, no...
Chuckie Dipple: Hey, cheer up. At least we still got the girls... Girls? Girls?
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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worth seeing for Crispin Glover & Michael Zorek
16 June 2000 | by (Zuma Beach California) – See all my reviews

update 12/2/2002: OK just watched High School USA again for the first time since my review 12 years ago. It's still not a great film,but it is fun and i'll give it a break since its a TV movie. It's actually neat to see so many 80's TV actors in one place (and no less than 4 from Leave it to Beaver!). Not much of a story: rich,preppy A-hole (Edwards) has sweet,cute girlfriend (McKeon) that nice,funny normal guy (Fox) likes. Fox and Edwards make a bet on a car race that will somehow determine who is the coolest guy in school and most likely win over sweet girl McKeon. whatever. Crispin Glover actually has more screen time than anyone but Michael J Fox. Crispin & Michael Zorek provide most of the comedy as Fox's loser friends. I'll raise my movie review to a 6 and add another point for Glover/Zorek to make my final grade a 7.

Zep


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