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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Director Carl Reiner expediently signed-on to do the picture after reading the screenplay by writer Jeff Franklin. Reiner has said: "The script really held my interest and made me laugh". 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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[the classroom is the scene of a bloodbath]
Phil Gills: What is wrong with you people?
Dave: It's just like you said Gills! We're psychopaths! Somebody better call the school nurse!
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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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