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

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Cast

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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)
Ruth Beckford ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Julian Brooks ...
Kevin
Joan Valderrama ...
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Rick Hamilton ...
Mr. Harkley
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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 tame the roughest, meanest and wildest high school in the district, they needed an administrator who was rougher, meaner and wilder. Enter Rick Latimer. 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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The motorcycle that Rick Latimer rides throughout the movie is a 1985 Honda Shadow. 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 »

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Victor Duncan: This school here is MY school. And I make the rules.
Rick Latimer: Not anymore.
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Referenced in Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990) See more »

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Jingo
Performed by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Do Not Mess With This Administrator
25 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Belushi stars as a teacher with a short fuse who gets to become the principal of the roughest high school in the city. He turns out to be just what the doctor ordered and just what the students and employees needed. "The Principal" is a very violent film that could be best described as "Lean on Me" or "Stand and Deliver" gone stark-raving mad. Belushi is solid here and so is high school security guard Louis Gossett, Jr. in a supporting role. 4 stars out of 5.


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