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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.

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

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The film is dedicated to Elisabeth Leustig and Lexie Bigham. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Thaddeus Clark: Richard, if you do this, you will fail. You will fail. And mark my works, you'll come crawling back here with your tail between your legs.
Richard Clark: You're wrong father. I'm gonna succeed at Barry High School. And, I have no intention of ever crawling back here with anything between my legs!
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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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Spoofs Grease (1978) See more »

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I Just Can't
Written by Sean Combs (as S. Combs), S. Jordan, M. Scandrick, Q. Parker,
M. Keith, D. Jones
Produced by Sean Combs (as Sean "Puffy" Combs) & Stevie J. for Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.
Performed by Faith Evans
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
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Not Great, But Still Worth Seeing
13 April 2001 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Yes, I'll grant you this movie is less than perfect. The storyline doesn't always make sense. Not every joke works, but the movie's batting average is high enough to justify seeing it. And it's funnier to me than every Adam Sandler/David Spade/Chris Farley movie I've ever seen, in part because the three of them are nothing but annoying. Jon Lovitz, on the other, is a likable everyman you can root for. He carries the movie. Lovitz is an underrated comedian who always makes the material seem better than it is. His delivery and timing help make this movie enjoyable. And of course, Tia Carrere is absolutely gorgeous.

I'm not saying "High School High" is a classic. But I was amused by it. Like any Zucker production, the gags come fast and furious. They don't all work, but enough hit the target to make it worth seeing.


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