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Summer School (1987)

PG-13  |   |  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 <>

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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.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

22 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Carl Reiner:  The film's director as school-teacher Mr. Dearadorian. See more »


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


Chainsaw: This menstruation thing is a scam. Women are so lucky.
Denise: WHAT? Oh we're so lucky? You think having your period is a picnic in the park? First of all you're all PMSed out, and second you don't any room in your purse for your hairbrush because of all the damn mini pads. You are SO ignorant!
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Written by Michael DesBarres
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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One cool movie
6 December 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly a blast from the past. The characters are funny and the plot is very interesting. Personally, the best character's are Dave and Chainsaw due to their "laid back" attitudes in the film. Mark Harmon also does a good job in his role. The movie is in the mid 80's but thats what makes it so interesting.If you have not seen the movie... go rent it, you just might enjoy it. Two thumbs wayyy up.

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