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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay-Jay Manners (as Michael Fox)
Otto Lipton
Miss D'Angelo
Milton Feld
Mr. Plaza
Cara Ames
Frank Bank ...
Mr. Gerardi
Mrs. Franklin
Principal Pete Kinney
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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16 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Academia de Loucuras  »

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Did You Know?


Anthony Edwards who plays the king prep Beau Middleton in this film would play the opposite in the hit film, Revenge of the Nerds a year later playing Gilbert the ultimate super nerd opposite Robert Carradine which was a breakout hit for Twentieth Century-Fox. See more »


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 »


Jay-Jay Manners: Excuse me, I'm late for... anything.
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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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