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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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Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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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 Pam asks Freddy "French or Italian?" he says "French", but she grabs and starts shaking the Italian dressing. See more »

Quotes

Shoop: [trying to get out of teaching summer school] I'm not a real teacher.
Vice Principal Phil Gills: That's okay. They aren't real students.
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Pretty good.
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Summer School is one of those movies where everything clicks, good story, good characters and tons of situations that just are down right hilarious. Can't ask for more then that in a comedy can you? While not a very memorable movie, I still think this was very well done and if you ever get a chance to see it, whether it be on television or a last minute rental from your movie store, you won't regret it.


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