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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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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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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 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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Trivia

Phillips (Louis Gossett JR) talks about his days as a player for the New York Titans. The Titans were an original team in the American Football League. The team later was under new ownership, and renamed the Jets. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Woman's Touch
Performed by John Waite
Courtesy of EMI America Records, A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Belushi at his best...
27 May 2000 | by (Fayetteville, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

'The Principal' is one of those films where Belushi could have been nominated for Best Actor, and Louis Gossett Jr. for Best Supporting Actor...

The film has some great scenes, a good story and character development, and a decent soundtrack...

The film is pretty hard-edged, though has elements of comedy...overall - an under-rated film (ones which I love to review) worth seeing...

[7/10]


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