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Crash Course (1988)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy  |  17 January 1988 (USA)
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Some students taking driver's ed during the summer. Among the students is Riko, a cocky guy; Chad, a guy from a privileged background, who's terrified to get behind the wheel; Vanessa, ... See full summary »

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Edna Savage (as Jackée)
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Riko Konner
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Abner Fraser
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Larry Pearle
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Chadley Bennett IV
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Alice Santini
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Ed Konner
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Maria Abeja
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Beth Crawford
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Principal Paulson
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J.J. Maslanski
Julie Payne ...
Maxine Konner
Allen Williams ...
Chadley Bennett III
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Kichi (as Bradd Wong)
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Some students taking driver's ed during the summer. Among the students is Riko, a cocky guy; Chad, a guy from a privileged background, who's terrified to get behind the wheel; Vanessa, who's over protective mom who wouldn't allow her to take the course, who went behind her back; and Maria, a spoiled foreign student. Now the principal wants the students to pass so he tells the instructor, who's still not over his wife leaving and is not exactly up to the task, that it's important for the students to pass so he brought in a special instructor, who's very tough. And the principal also tells one of his teachers to let, one of the students Maslanski who's the school football star, pass the test he failed so that he can concentrate on driver's ed. But the teacher, seeing this as an opportunity to expose the principal as not doing his job and thus paving the way for him to be the new principal, makes Maslanski take a make up test. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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They're way over the limit ... and speeding into trouble!

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The "Driver's Ed. film" the class watches is actually a series of clips from CHiPs (1977). See more »

Quotes

Chadley Bennett IV: Symbiosis. One hand washes the other.
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References Flashdance (1983) See more »

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"Crash Course" is all that is 80's TV if you ask me...
16 June 2000 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

To understand "Crash Course" in the right context, you must understand the 80's in TV. Most TV shows didn't have any point. The sitcom outpopulated the drama at least 3 to 1. They were still figuring out where the lines were so that they could cross them. (TV Shows like "Hail to the Chief" was quite the bold step!) This made-for-TV movie "Crash Course" featured an All-Star cast, bringing together members from all the 80's classics: "227", "Family Ties", "Who's the Boss?", et al. Directors must've had a certain penchant for those all-star movies then. Still, this movie offered very light fare and a simplistic view of heroism and maturity. And that's not bad sometimes. Viva Soleil Moon Frye.


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