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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

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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)  »

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Assassinato em 2º Grau  »

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$289,323 (USA)
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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

Kyle: And do you know what we do with shit around here, Nick?
Nick: From your breath, I'd say you eat it.
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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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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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