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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,311,786, 27 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,951,277, 12 January 1997
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Kotoko Kawamura. See more »

Goofs

When the security guard checks students for weapons in the beginning. See more »

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Victoria Chapell: [referring to Paco's entry into a school dance, even though it's not his school] Paco's gang always gets into other school dances, and they bring weapons to them
Richard Clark: What kind of people bring weapons to a dance?
[Anferney and all his friends nearby put their hands in their coats, and you hear guns cocking]
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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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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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The Good, The Bad And The Desolate
Written by Tariq Trotter (as Trotter), Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (as Thompson),
Malik Abdul-Basit (as Abdul-Basit), James 'Kamal' Gray (as Grey) & Dabady
Produced by Grand Negaz
Performed by The Roots
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Underrated High
29 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

High School High is a very decent spoof comedy written by comedic geniuses Pat Proft and David Zucker. You recognize all these ordinary high school dramas like Dangerous Minds, The Substitute, High School Confidential and many others. And off-course there's many very absurd scenes that is very common to screenplays by Zucker.

Also you can enjoy performance of Jon Lovitz. His character Richard Clark isn't stupid and clumsy like we know all Leslie Nielsens characters but just naive. At the same time Lovitz doesn't leave a strike that he is taking it all too seriously. Louise Fletcher's and Tia Carrere's performances were in full seriousness at the same time. They both played like in usual roles in usual high school films.

High School High is a bit underrated but might not be as brilliant than the other films by Zucker/Craft but still it has it's moments.


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