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Three O'Clock High (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  9 October 1987 (USA)
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A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end.

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Cast

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Jerry Mitchell
Annie Ryan ...
Franny Perrins (as Anne Ryan)
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Buddy Revell
Stacey Glick ...
Brei Mitchell
Jonathan Wise ...
Vincent Costello
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Detective Mulvahill
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Mr. O'Rourke
Liza Morrow ...
Karen Clarke
Scott Schutzman Tiler ...
Bruce Chalmer (as Scott Tiler)
Guy Massey ...
Scott Cranston
Theron Read ...
Mark Bojeekus
Mike Jolly ...
Craig Mattey
Charles Macaulay ...
Voytek Dolinski
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Duke Herman
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Storyline

A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell (Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation. Written by Corey Semple (AdamSandlers8SexyNights)

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Jerry Mitchell just bumped into Buddy Revell. Now Jerry isn't thinking about math or english. Because at three o'clock, he's history. See more »

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9 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3:00 High  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,685,862 (USA)
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During Jerry's book report, he asks his English teacher, what is her favorite book. She replies, "Turn of the Screw," and then he kisses her. In Turn of the Screw, there is a part where a tutor is kissed by her student. See more »

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The name tag on the principal's desk clearly spells his last name "O'Roark". But at the end credits, it is spelled "O'Rourke". See more »

Quotes

Jerry Mitchell: Its a good read, fast angry sexual. I was thinking about the syntax and how it affected the overall mood. Particularly in the more expository passages; in the fifth chapter where honey meets the whole Australian soccer team.
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References The Innocents (1961) See more »

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Something To Remember Me By
Performed by Jim Walker
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"Looks like it's going to be one of those days."
15 January 2003 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

When I think of the eighties teen genre, I think about John Hughes and John Cusack...and a little movie called Three O'Clock High. Three O'Clock High is the greatest eighties movie that no one knows about. It does, in fact, blow The Breakfast Club out of the water. Casey Siemaszko is perfect in the lead as Jerry Mitchell and he is the ultimate underdog. You can't help but love his character. He definitely has a large degree of untapped talent. The most unforgettable character however, is Richard Tyson's infamous Buddy Revell. I won't say that he completely steals the show, but he does come close to it. Revell has many a one-liner and I quote him on a weekly basis. And who could forget Tangerine Dream's score. They are also an integral ingredient of the eighties flick. This is a truly brilliant piece of comedy. Three O'Clock High is a comic gem as well as a must see.

"You and me, we're gonna have a fight-today-after school-3 O'Clock-in the parking lot. You try and run, I'm gonna track you down. You go to a teacher, it's only gonna get worse. You sneak home, I'll be under your bed. You and me...3 O'Clock."


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