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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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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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It is mentioned that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1973 movie. It is in fact a 1974 movie. See more »

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Principal Kelban: Field trips to the beach, drinking on the beach, a bed in your classroom, a screening of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1... quite a summer, Mr. Shoop.
Shoop: I tried to keep it interesting.
Phil Gills: I have his dismissal ready for your signature, sir.
Principal Kelban: Before I sign anything, I understand there are some people waiting to speak on Mr. Shoop's behalf.
Shoop: Really?
Principal Kelban: Come in.
[opens the door to Shoop's students and their parents and guardians]
Phil Gills: Mr. Kelban, you're not actually going to listen to these delinquents?
Principal Kelban: No, I'm going to...
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References Crystal Voyager (1973) See more »

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Happy
by Oingo Boingo
Written and Performed by Danny Elfman
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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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