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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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Aunt Lucy is actually Jon Cryer's mother Gretchen. See more »

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

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Patrick Morenski: You left the outside world; you've got to orient your thinking. You've got think repression, think limits. Think humiliation and despair. You're in high school for Christ sakes!
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The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »

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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Seattle
Written by Allan Dias, Lu Edmonds, John Lydon, John McGeoch and Bruce Smith
Performed by P.I.L. (Public Image Ltd.)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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so what ??? ...
2 December 2000 | by (aptos, ca) – See all my reviews

if it's far-fetched and totally unbelievable??? so what that his own cousin doesn't recognise him! so what if andrew/maxwell would have set himself up for arrest in 37 states because of his relationship with a high school senior!!!! GO WITH IT!!!! IT'S CUTE!!!

max lives every adults' secret dream (or is it a nightmare?), even if it is to hide out from the mob! he goes back to high school, spouts the announcements we all wanted to be able to say via the principal's loudspeaker at night, dates the cutest girl in town (and saves her dad a bunch of money with some solid tax advice, to boot), runs for class president ... he even has a classic "discussion" with a right-wing biddie-of-a-teacher (come on, you know you had one just like her) over her assertion that richard nixon was "a great man who was betrayed by his countrymen."

if there's nothing good on the first-run shelf at the video store, rent this one for some good entertainment. i mean, does every movie have to be totally believable to be good? if so.

jeff


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