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Heaven Help Us (1985)

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

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Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age. Written by Anonymous

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The Brothers preached against vice, lust and disrespect. But that never stopped these guys. See more »

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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Catholic Boys  »

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$6,070,794
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1.85 : 1
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Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith both appeared in this movie years before they were both cast as the voices of Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson respectively. See more »

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Though set in 1965, a 1967 Pontiac is visible on the street outside the schoolyard. See more »

Quotes

Rooney: If I don't make you my friend it means I gotta kick your ass everytime I see you. Nobody wants that, do they?
Michael Dunn: Drop dead!
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Features Blue Hawaii (1961) See more »

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I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written by Otis Redding and Jerry Butler
Performed by Otis Redding
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Reflects that period of time
11 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie depicts a time that has now become a part of history. St. Michael's School closed its doors earlier this year. The neighborhood which was populated by Irish and Italian kids is now primarily Latino and lower-income,who couldn't afford the rising tuition.

The situations, as portrayed, were actually quite realistic for an inner-city parochial school. Some might say the brutality toward the boys was extreme- but pretty close to the truth.

Actual scenes were used in the neighborhood. The building that housed the candy store is still there, empty and derelict.

The movie caught the aura of the era and is becoming a 'cult classic'


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