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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The film is commonly known in many English speaking territories by not one but two different titles: "Catholic Boys" and "Heaven Help Us". See more »

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

Quotes

Caesar: Welcome to St. Basil's!
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Features Gunga Din (1939) See more »

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Clarinet Polka
Performed by Joey Schmidt, Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren
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Funny, touching, and underrated
27 October 2004 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

While I can't comment on the accuracy in which the "Catholic School for Boys" is depicted in this movie, having once been a teenage boy, I can attest to having known (or been) a kid who is represented by nearly every character in the movie. I identified most with Andrew McCarthy's character, but saw a little of myself in many of the other kids.

The movie is at times funny, touching, and intense. I believe it has been largely forgotten and was ignored even in its initial run. It is vastly underrated, and if you happen across it in the TV Guide or in the older titles at the video store, it is worth two hours of your life. Recommended.


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