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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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Also Known As:

Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098 (USA)
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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

Larry Kazamias: Once a guy hits 18, it's all downhill.
Shoop: But it's a lovely ride.
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Referenced in Psych: Santabarbaratown (2012) See more »

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Written by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
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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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