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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.

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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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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

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

Goofs

The Corvette in the chicken run changes from a Corvette when seen in close-up, to another convertible during the race itself. See more »

Quotes

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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Wu Wear: The Garment Renaissance
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You're Gonna Lovitz
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jon Lovitz is possibly the most under-rated Saturday Night Live alumnus. While Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and others have gone on to bigger things, Lovitz has primarily been background fodder for the other ex-cast members. And he's good at this, but he's also good on his own - as this movie proves. High School High was the best school movie parody of its time (before "Not Another Teen Movie"), taking "Dangerous Minds" and making a plot we should actually care about and enjoy. And we also have Tia Carrera (not to be confused with Asia Carrera).

Lovitz plays a history teacher who wants to turn a school full of unwanted students into a fleet of tomorrow's best and brightest. With help from his street smarts and an intense chicken race scene, he might just accomplish his goals. But, oh no, what happens when a rival gang steals the tests or the class valedictorian turns to dealing drugs? You're just going to have to watch and see. Recommended (unless you don't like Lovitz, but then you have no sense of humor anyway).


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