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High School High (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 25 October 1996 (USA)
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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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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprende como puedas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$20,951,277 (USA) (10 January 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lexie Bigham died in a road accident shortly after completing this movie. See more »


Richard hands the DJ a "one-only pressing", yet it has commercially-made labels, indicating a commercial pressing. See more »


Victoria Chapell: Remember, some things are irreplaceable
Richard Clark: Irreplaceable? Nothings gonna happen to me.
[Richard drives away]
Victoria Chapell: I was talking about my car!
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Crazy Credits

Early in the credits, the newscaster we saw earlier reads three headlines, including one about a bacteria infecting movie popcorn and striking 90 minutes after eating. See more »


Spoofs Scarface (1983) See more »


Still In Love
Written and Produced by Melissa Ritter, Ricky Jones & Marc Antoine
Performed by Ricky Jones
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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User Reviews

This spoof is a odd mix of funny moments and a message of for those you want an education.
30 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A naive but dedicated educator (Jon Lovitz) decides to teach at the roughest high school in L.A. and once he arrived at this new job, he finds out the conditions at this school is tough, violent and students don't want to know anything about higher education. This educator befriends with an beautiful teacher (Tia Carrere) and an student (Mekhi Phifer), who wants an education. But this student has troubles with his previous gang members, especially with the leader (Guillermo Diaz). Who still wants him to sell drugs on the streets. This educator also has trouble with passionless principal (Oscar-Winner:Louise Fletcher) but he finds a way to teach his most unlikely students and giving them hope for education, which they never had before.

Directed by Canadian actor:Hart Bochner (PCU) made an amusing comedy that spoofs films like "Dangerous Minds", "Stand and Deliver", "The Deer Hunter" and other memorable films. Lovitz is extremely likable and he has some very big laughs in this silly comedy. Although this comic spoof is unusually realistic at other moments also. The film has an good message for any students for those who wants an education and to have a bright future but it is also hard, what it's wants to be. Ambitious to be sure but always watchable. Written by David Zucker (Airplane!, Baseketball, Ruthless People), Robert LoCash (CB4:The Movie, Naked Gun 33 1/3:The Final Insult) and Pat Proof (Hot Shots 1 & 2, Bachelor Party, Police Academy). (*** ½/*****).

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