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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
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In a deleted scene, Shoop's class receives a free shipment of hair care products due to a complaint letter written by one of the students. During the classroom scene just before Shoop's courthouse appearance, these products can be seen spread out over the desks, with some of the students testing them on their classmates' hair. This is the reason Larry Kazamias's hairstyle is different in this scene than in the remainder of the film. See more »
The word "JISM" that Mr Shoop writes and then erases on the blackboard, changes as to how much and where it was erased between shots. See more »
You passed and I failed! You asshole! How could you do that to me?
It was an accident. I'll take it again. I can fail, I know I can.
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"Summer School" is a prime example of a film that over-achieves. It appears to be a typical teen comedy, but its screenplay is so smart that it is hard dislike. Carl Reiner's direction is substantial as he never tries to make the film more than it is. Mark Harmon does some of the best work of his ho-hum career as a high school physical education instructor who must teach a group of lazy students who all have more personality than brains. Kirstie Alley stars as the next-door teacher who teaches Harmon a few things about education. All of the students have their moments as well. However, it is Dean Cameron as "Chainsaw" who steals every scene and makes the film fun throughout. A strange over-achiever. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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