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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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The nick-name of Francis Gremp (Dean Cameron) was "Chainsaw", the alias being a reference to the Tobe Hooper classic 1970s horror movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) which the character is a fanatical fan of. Cameron's choice to play "Chainsaw" in a future remake has been either Zach Braff or Shia LaBeouf. See more »

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At the end of the movie, when the dog retrieves the doll's head, as Freddy and Robin are lying on the beach, the sand around them goes from wet to dry. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Altobello: Hi, I'd like to sign up for Lamaze classes.
Nurse: Okay. How are Tuesday nights for you and your coach?
Rhonda Altobello: Perfect. But, I don't have a coach.
Nurse: Well, what about the father?
Rhonda Altobello: Well, you see, that's sort of confusing. It's either David Lee Roth who's on tour or Sean Penn. And I'd really hate to upset Madonna.
Nurse: [unamused] Fill this out.
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It Makes Me Laugh
23 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is not a great movie and it got bad reviews, but it stays in the movie rotations of many television stations. Why? Because it is funny. Just watch it and enjoy. It is really aimed at young teens and they will probably like it best.


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