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Heaven Help Us (1985)

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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 passage that Dani reads to her father is from "Sophistication" a short story by Sherwood Anderson. See more »

Goofs

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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References David Copperfield (1935) See more »

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Ooh Baby Baby
Written by Smokey Robinson and Warren Moore (aka Pete Moore)
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
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very underrated film
9 September 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Some how along the line this film got lost in the shuffle of classic 80s comedies. Heaven Help Us offers an appealing look at life in the late 1950s for several catholic school boys. They deal with such issues of sex, winning a girls heart, and drinking. The films dailogue is right on the money, Kevin Dillon's performance is a funny one. Also watching this film its amazing that Andrew McCarthy never made it into a big star. He gives a solid performance with lots of depth, it makes you wonder why he doesnt still get big roles today. The movie is actually better than most 80s films where as it doesn't also go for the predictable, and includes two powerful scenes that involve the teachers harsh ways of disciplining their student, and there attempts to rebel against authority.


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