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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 Paramount Pictures studio has been attempting to remake this 1987 film of theirs since 2005 with other development hell incarnations occurring in both 2010 and 2012. See more »

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At the beach, after Anna-Maria removes her shorts and top to reveal her bikini, she is shown in the background of a subsequent scene with her shorts and top still on. See more »

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Chainsaw: We just got lapped by an old lady in a walker.
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References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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hilarious feel good film

This has to be the funniest film I have ever seen - no matter how many times I watch it I still laugh in all the same places. I love all the characters, but especially Freddy who has the right mix of cheese and charm and slobiness with a heart of gold and dashing good looks. And I love his dog too. He's soooo cute. Chainsaw and Dave are inspired, especially the scene where they turn the classroom into a horror scene, and their faces when the exchange student doesn't quite remove her bikini top. The only criticism I have is that at the beginning of summer the class is about twice the size, but mysteriously shinks until the exam at the end, and oh yes, it should have been twice as long. I really hope it gets released on DVD at some point.


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