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Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1987 (USA)
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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Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098 (USA)
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Trivia

Hundreds of youth were interviewed for the various major student roles. Director Carl Reiner has said: "The actors we picked clearly stood out from the others because they were the best. I never imagined finding a supporting group as good as this. During filming they consistently created over and above what we had given them on the written page". See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Shoop is trying to convince Wondermutt that Bob has come back by cutting a new doll's head off, he says, "Wondermutt, look, I found Bob!" as he holds up the head. All the while his mouth is visible in the background and it does not move during the entire sentence. See more »

Quotes

[about sobriety]
Chainsaw: Reality is so unreal.
Dave: But it is a nice change.
Chainsaw: True. Two thumbs up.
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Features The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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My Babe
Written by Ron Holdon
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
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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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