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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 | violence | drugs | gun | See more »

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Rick Latimer had nothing to lose...until he was given the one job nobody else dared take. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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: [in his office] ... Okay, what's your name?
White Zac: Just call me White Zac. My real last name's O'Something-Or-Other, too long to say.
Rick Latimer: Sweet. Well, Mr. O'Something-Or-Other, can you tell me what class *this* is for?
[holds up a switchblade taken from Zac]
White Zac: Any class Victor Duncan tries to kill me in.
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Referenced in Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990) See more »

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Livin' in the Line of Fire
Written by Jay Gruska, Bruce Roberts and Andy Goldmark
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Worth seeing more than once
3 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A washed-up teacher is offered a principal position, but it is at the worst school in the district. Belushi confronts the school druglord and kingpin as he tries to save the few decent kids that are stuck in this environment. A bit humorous at times, but what do you expect from a James Belushi role? Louis Gossett Jr turns in a decent performance as the school security chief.

Violence, language, adult subject matter


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