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Heaven Help Us (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 February 1985 (USA)
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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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If God had wanted them to be angels, He would have given them wings! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Catholic Boys  »

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Academy Award Winning Composer James Horner, wrote three complete and unique scores for this film. A lot of it were based on classical adaptations on Handel and his music is barely heard in the final mix of the film and a lot of what he wrote went unused. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brother Timothy: [Dunn and Timothy are in the schoolyard... Tim is bouncing a baseball off the steps] There's the pitch.
Michael Dunn: You know, I never figured out how a guy like you became a brother.
Brother Timothy: What's that supposed to mean? There's different types of guys, what's wrong with me?
Michael Dunn: I just can't figure it out, is all.
Brother Timothy: Well, most people can't figure it out. My brother was the one who was supposed to have the vocation. Me, they had me written off as the bum. But here I am, wearing a robe, bouncing a ball off the steps of the...
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References David Copperfield (1935) See more »

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Clarinet Polka
Performed by Joey Schmidt, Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren
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One of the best teen movies
8 December 2001 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I remember back in the 1980's seeing this on HBO and renting it many times, but for some reason, it seems like I was the only one in my high school who had even heard of this movie. It was a very insightful look at a Catholic prep school in 1965 New York City and wonderful performances all around. Donald Sutherland was outstanding as the stern headmaster, who remains stoic and tight-lipped throught, but also displays a humane side at times. Kevin Dillon was hilarious with his portrayal of a rebellious peer of Andrew McCarthy's, who's constantly in trouble, but my absolute favorite performance was that of a minor character actor named Jay Patterson, who played a sadistic teacher. His performance was absolutely terrifying as a ruthless "brother", who constantly threatens and beats his students who barely step out of line. Wallace Shawn has a hilarious appearance as a priest who gives a speech on the evils of youthful lusts during a dance night at the school.


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