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Summer School (1987)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  22 July 1987 (USA)
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A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

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A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher.

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$35,658,098 (USA)
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When the students take their final exam near the end of the film, the song "Mind Over Matter" plays and is performed by E.G. Daily. The song was originally recorded by Debbie Harry (of Blondie), but due to legal conflicts E.G. Daily replaced her on the final soundtrack. However, Blondie's "Rapture" plays in the background during the strip club scene. Also, the 2004 DVD plays the Debbie Harry version during the test scene on the French language track only. See more »

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When Shoop is hiding behind the bush to avoid Gills, Wondermutt follows him behind the bush twice. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Altobello: Are you sure you wanna do this?
Shoop: Absolutely. Lamaze class: great place to meet girls.
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References Jaws 3-D (1983) See more »

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Rapture
Written by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
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I've never laughed or learned so much!
8 March 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent addition to the canon of Dean Cameron works. This proves why he is now the hottest upcoming young star of the '80's. Rumor has is that he got the role through his friendship with Bruce Willis. Joel Siegel wrote in his last book that this movie is his closet favorite. It's mine too. And it should be yours. 10/10, Five Stars. Look for KIrsty Alley in her pre-Veronica's closet days.


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