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Plain Clothes (1987)

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

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Nick Dunbar
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Robin Torrence
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Chet Butler
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Jane Melway
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Ed Malmburg
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Dave Hechtor
Jackie Gayle ...
Coach Zeffer
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Mr. Wiseman
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Mr. Gardner
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Dawn-Marie Zeffer
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Kyle Kerns
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Simon Feck
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Matt Dunbar
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Captain Graff
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Carter
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Storyline

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

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An Undercover Nightmare.


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July 1989 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Assassinato em 2ยบ Grau  »

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$289,323 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Dave Hechtor: Will somebody please tell me what the hell's going on?
Ed Malmburg: Gee, it's your case, Dave.
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SHE SAYS
Written by Doug Fieger
Performed by The Knack
Produced by Jim Lang
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A very pleasant surprise

A light-hearted and completely enjoyable movie. The one liners and situations were humorous and quirky. The constant flow of jokes and double entendres in the background make this a movie to enjoy again and again. The comments made over the PA are worth the price of admission. Some of the acting was a little soft but did little to take away from the fun. Worth the time to watch and if you ever see it at your local video store - buy it. Seeing George Wendt and Robert Stack hamming it up is a treat for those of us who watched these actors growing up. The sexual situations were light and harmless and the violence was low-key. Still not sure if this would qualify as a teen movie, crime drama, love story or something else. It is quite unique.


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