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Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1987 (USA)
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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22 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098
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Carl Reiner: The film's director as school-teacher Mr. Dearadorian. See more »

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It is mentioned that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1973 movie. It is in fact a 1974 movie. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop: [reading Denise's complaint letter] Shoop, this girl is dyslexic.
Shoop: What?
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop: This is serious. You've got to get her some help.
Shoop: How did she go this long without anyone finding out?
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop: She slipped through the system.
Shoop: What happens when she gets out in the real world?
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References Crystal Voyager (1973) See more »

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Jackie
Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Performed by Elisa Fiorillo
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hilarious feel good film
18 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This has to be the funniest film I have ever seen - no matter how many times I watch it I still laugh in all the same places. I love all the characters, but especially Freddy who has the right mix of cheese and charm and slobiness with a heart of gold and dashing good looks. And I love his dog too. He's soooo cute. Chainsaw and Dave are inspired, especially the scene where they turn the classroom into a horror scene, and their faces when the exchange student doesn't quite remove her bikini top. The only criticism I have is that at the beginning of summer the class is about twice the size, but mysteriously shinks until the exam at the end, and oh yes, it should have been twice as long. I really hope it gets released on DVD at some point.


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