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Three O'Clock High (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  9 October 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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When school's over, it's all over. 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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The music playing in the insect movie that Jerry watches in his biology class is the "Out to Sea" theme from Jaws (1975). See more »

Goofs

When the football player goes to beat Buddy up in the library (after Jerry had paid him to do so), he pokes Buddy's chest with his index finger. When his finger presses on Buddy's shirt you can see the outline of Buddy's mic/equip. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Mitchell: [Vincent holds up a knife] You want me to stab him? Are you crazy?
Vincent Costello: Of course not. We plant this sucker in his locker.
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Connections

Spoofs Debbie Does Dallas (1978) See more »

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Something To Remember Me By
Performed by Jim Walker
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20 April 2004 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I have just discovered this film recently. It was never very popular, and I don't know why. I am surprised that a few people can't stand this film. After viewing the DVD a few times, I can honestly say that overall this is not a bad film. The directing is superb. I liked the way the director uses time...the passage of time...and shows its relationship and importance to the story. I also liked the camera blocking, and angles. My favorite shot is of the bully walking out of the school just before the fight: The camera zooms in and tilts up at a low level. A technique taught in film school to show a subject as "larger-than-life", or menacing over something. The acting was also excellent. Richard Tyson is great as the bully. His deep voice is well suited for this role, and is especially noted if you have a subwoofer. Yeah, I wouldn't want to fight him, either... Although the story is "typical", I like the plot-line. Throughout the whole story, the plot slowly builds to an amazing climax, then drops suddenly, and levels off. Its a perfect plot-line. Although, some parts of the story are "far-fetched". Such as, Jerry pretending to fall in love with his English teacher. One thing to remember, though, this is fiction. Sometimes in fiction, things happen that are unlikely in real life. That's why its called "fiction". Other than the bland "typical" story, I could not find anything wrong with this film. I have yet to even find so much as a continuity error. In conclusion, if you are looking for "content" you will be disappointed with this film. However, if you are looking for a well-directed film with good use of camera blocking and angles, and actor positioning, you will find this to be a very enjoyable film. ACTING: 9.1 / 10 DIRECTING: 9.4 / 10 STORY: 8.8 / 10

AVERAGE: 9.1 / 10 A lost Gem, and a must see for "film people".


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