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The Principal (1987)

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A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violence and crime ridden high school.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rick Latimer
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Jake Phillips
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Hilary Orozco
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White Zac
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Raymi Rojas
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'Baby' Emile
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Arturo Diego
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Robert Darcy
Reggie Johnson ...
Jojo
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Treena Lester (as Kelly Minter)
Ruth Beckford ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Julian Brooks ...
Kevin
Joan Valderrama ...
Secretary
Rick Hamilton ...
Mr. Harkley
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Storyline

Rick Latimer is a teacher who gets a job as the principal of a school with a very bad reputation. In fact, his transfer there is a kind of punishment because he beat his wife's boyfriend. So, Rick finds himself in a school where drugs, knives and guns are very usual things... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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school | teacher | gun | drugs | high school | See more »

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At a high school where the students major in arson, extortion and assault, the new principal and the head of security just might be crazy enough to turn things around. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Prinzipal - Einer gegen alle  »

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$19,734,940 (USA)
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In the movie James Belushi (Ricky Latimer) is supposed to be much older than Michael Wright (Victor Duncan). In actuality they are less than 2 years apart in age. Belushi was born in June of 1954 and Wright was born in April of 1956. See more »

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Several times through out the film, White Zac is referred to as the only white student in the school. However, several times throughout the film, you can see multiple other white students in the halls of the school. See more »

Quotes

Rick Latimer: [dealing with a couple of troublemakers in his new office, both of whom keep insulting - and trying to injure - each other in front of him] ... Like I said, we got all day...
Robert Darcy: [enters nervously] ... I was hoping to speak to you before this...
Rick Latimer: This wonderful welcoming party? Why don't we start my first day off with some expulsion papers for Mr. Shit and Mr. Fuck here? And call the police.
[to Jake Phillips who has just popped in]
Rick Latimer: Hi. Rick Latimer. I'm the new principal.
Jake Phillips: No kidding.
[moves on]
Robert Darcy: [...]
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Gotta Get Air
Performed by Surf M.C.'s
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.
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good Belushi movie
27 June 2000 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

In order to like this film I think one has to like James Belushi. SInce I do, I found this film entertaining and exciting. Belushi takes a job as a principal at a tough inner city high school where he must contend with many problems there. Louis Gossett Jr. also turns in a strong performance as the custodian who befriends Belushi.


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