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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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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 features the stars of the hit series Gilligan's Island, Bob Denver, and Dawn Wells. The film also features Dwayne Hickman who co-starred with Denver on this series, Dobie Gillis. While Angela Cartwright starred in the cult classic series, Lost In Space and Tony Dow and Ken Osmond co-starred in Leave It To Beaver. 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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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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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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