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High School High (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 25 October 1996 (USA)
Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

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Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

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There's a new teacha in the hood! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, partial nudity and some drug references | See all certifications »

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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Aprende como puedas  »

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$6,311,786 (USA) (25 October 1996)

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$20,951,277 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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The film is dedicated to Elisabeth Leustig and Lexie Bigham. See more »

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During Clark's English lesson, the word "will" mysteriously appears in the sentence. See more »

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Richard Clark: [trying to act high] Oh, this shit be kickin'!
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In the opening credits: "A [nonsensical symbol]* Production (*The Producer Formerly Known as David Zucker)." See more »


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Your Precious Love
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) & Valerie Simpson
Produced by Bob Power
Performed by D'Angelo featuring Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu appears Courtesy of Kedar Entertainment/Universal Records
D'Angelo appears Courtesy of EMI Records
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11 March 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Pretty boring slapstick comedy about a school teacher (Jon Lovitz) who is sent to teach at a school in the "hood." Lovitz does his usual routine in this lackluster Jim Abrahams-scripted comedy. It has its occasional moments but it's just not good enough to qualify for a feature film. Maybe a brief "SNL" skit, but not a movie.

I think Lovitz is pretty funny, and without him there would have been no Phil Hartman on "SNL" (literally! check out his bio on IMDb for more info), but here he does his same old schtick with the same old gags. It's not very funny.

Lovitz would perfect his overwhelmed everyman role in "Rat Race" (2001). But here he seems more overwhelmed with the quality of the film, which isn't too terribly surprising.

2/5 stars.

  • John Ulmer



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