Plain Clothes (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Romance  |  July 1989 (Peru)
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To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Dunbar
Robin Torrence
Chet Butler
Jane Melway
Ed Malmburg
Dave Hechtor
Jackie Gayle ...
Coach Zeffer
Mr. Wiseman
Mr. Gardner
Dawn-Marie Zeffer
Kyle Kerns
Simon Feck
Matt Dunbar
Captain Graff


Trying to get his brother out of jail, Nick has to bump his way out again from high school, find the murderer, keep his job as a policeman and run away from crazy little girls. Written by JS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An Undercover Nightmare.


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Release Date:

July 1989 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Assassinato em 2º Grau  »

Box Office


$289,323 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The poem read by Nick in class is a classic poem by the famous poet e.e. cummings entitled "She Being Brand New." See more »


Mr. Wiseman: I knew it! I knew he was too polite to be a student!
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By Sarah Taylor, Bill Mumy (as Billy Mumy) and Robert Haimer
Performed and Produced by Sarah Taylor
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stands the test of time
25 August 1999 | by (st.pete fl) – See all my reviews

i love this movie!yes some corny-ness,nothing major,,,no major stars,,,but cast has energy to make this a great 80's teen wendt,robert stack,harry shearer,,abe vigoda....very charming movie,.

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