A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

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A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and has to flee. He ends up hiding out as a student in a high school. He has to adjust to how things have changed as a teenager. The bad guys find him and he has fight it out in the high school gym. Written by John Julien <jcjulien@eos.ncsu.edu>

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There's only one thing more frightening than murder: High School. See more »


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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,019,441 (USA)
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The character played by Annabeth Gish writes a paper which criticizes the presidency of Richard Nixon. Less than a decade later, Gish plays Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Nixon; who, as it turns out, offers to publicly defend her father from the very things described in Ryan(Gish)'s paper. See more »

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A cut appears on Max's arm before we see that the hitman has a knife. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Morenski: Do you ever ask yourself "How did I get here?"
Patrick Morenski: Yeah, I used to, but now I just ask myself "How do I get out?"
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The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »

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References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

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Written by Michael Jones, David Sanchez, Rene Campos, Ron Elliston, Kevin Elliston, Roderick Hart,
William D. Strowman and Mick A'Court
Performed by Black Britain
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of its faults, this movie was just fun to watch. I love the scene where Max gets in an argument with the history teacher and she sends him off to the principal's office...in high school, I had a teacher threaten to do that to me during a class discussion, so that scene really hit home! One thing that does bother me whenever I watch this movie is how bad the makeup is in the beginning when Jon Cryer was "bearded". The beard prevented him from doing much in the way of facial expressions, and it even hindered his speaking...kinda came off like a ventriloquist because he could hardly move his lips.

Fun movie though, just don't take it too seriously.


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