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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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22 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098 (USA)
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The film's main movie poster featured a blurb that read: "At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher". See more »

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When Chainsaw's father is speaking to Gills, he tells him that because of Chainsaw, he and his wife stopped having kids, yet Chainsaw has a younger sister, as shown in his dream. See more »

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Chainsaw: We just got lapped by an old lady in a walker.
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There Is Just Something About This Film
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"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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