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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 overview, first billed only:
Jane Melway
Jackie Gayle ...
Coach Zeffer
Simon Feck


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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Release Date:

July 1989 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Assassinato em 2º Grau  »


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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 »


Nick: Gee, Kyle, is this really fair? There are only three of you!
[two more Wardens appear]
Nick: Ah. That's more like it.
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Written by Billy Sherwood, Guy Allison and Jeff Silverman
Performed by Phil Perry
Produced by Billy Sherwood, Guy Allison and Jeff Silverman
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Cute, funny
20 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

A sweet little film that's fun to watch. Arliss Howard's comedic talent is unappreciated and underestimated. He is assisted by fine veteran actors who look as if they are having a whale of a good time. The writing is surprisingly good for a low-budget flick.

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