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The Principal (1987)

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

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Rick Latimer (as James Belushi)
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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)
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Julian Brooks ...
Kevin
Joan Valderrama ...
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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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To get this job, he had to be crazy. To survive it, he'll have to get even crazier. See more »


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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

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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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In the scene when Rick Latimer and Jake Phillips first meet, Jake takes his hat off, then in the next shot his hat is on, and finally in a third shot his hat is off again and we see him put it back on. See more »

Quotes

Rick Latimer: [to a student] ... Linda, I want you wearing a bra to class. It's not going to change your grade.
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Hello Heaven
Performed by Rob Jungklas
Courtesy of Manhattan Records, A Division of Capitol 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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