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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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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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Academia de Loucuras  »

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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 »

Quotes

Jay-Jay Manners: Hey, Bandini, what's the matter?
Crazy Leo Bandini: I don't know. My toes are killing me.
Jay-Jay Manners: Uh, that's because you've got your shoes on the wrong feet.
Crazy Leo Bandini: No, I don't. These are my feet.
Jay-Jay Manners: [to Otto, about Bandini] Learn a lesson, Otto. Eat right, get plenty of sleep, and don't drink your chemistry set.
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Spoofs Porky's (1982) See more »

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An 80's classic and an absolute MUST for Crispin Glover fans!
21 October 2008 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

Contrary to some of the other comments, Crispin Glover actually does have a big role here, so much so that he should have been listed 2nd or 3rd in the credits. And yes, he does steal the show. Also the chemistry he has with Fox is excellent, and makes for a great double feature with Back To The Future. It is a shame the two didn't make more films together.

Anyways, this is one of the best films of the 80's, TV or otherwise. And its one of the best high-school oriented films as well. The cast is perfect and the story is cute and funny. Also expect some major star-gazing from a who's-who of vintage TV, along with many now-famous movie stars. And above all, for those who lived through this era, it will be a slice of nostalgia heaven.

So give this neglected classic some love! Pronto!


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