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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  »

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 car race (aka "Chicky Run") between Riff (Mekhi Phifer) and Paco (Guillermo Díaz), where both racers race to the edge of a cliff, with the first person jumping out of the car is considered the "chicken" is similar to the "Chicky Run" in the legendary film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Ironically, actress Natalie Wood who played Judy, the "Chicky Run's" starter in that film is the mother of actress Natasha Gregson Wagner who plays Julie Rubels (the pregnant teenage in Mr. Clark's classroom) in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Clark asks the question, "Who was the first President of the U.S. to appear on television?", he says that the correct answer is "Eisenhower"; the first president to appear on television was Franklin Roosevelt at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. 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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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits: "A [nonsensical symbol]* Production (*The Producer Formerly Known as David Zucker)." See more »

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Spoofs High School Confidential! (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ultimate (You Know The Time)
Written by R. Brown, W. Williams, P. Hendricks
Produced by Baby Paul
Performed by Artifacts
Courtesy of Big Beat Records, Inc.
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A Puerile Parody of Predictable Proportions
19 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jon Lovitz uses his clueless schmuck persona to play a new teacher at the prototypical inner city school, where violence and disorder are the order of the day. The film is a parody of all the idealistic-teacher-saves-the-bad-kids movies. Part of the fun is to identify the film references as they occur, so I will not list them here. Actually, this film also contains references to many other (mostly teen) movies.

Don't expect Bergman or Scorcese. The humor is low brow and the sight gags are predictable. But the film is playful. And its predictability is part of the fun, as it recreates iconic moments in teen films and gives them a silly twist.

If you like "Airplane", this film may be for you. If you prefer "The Seventh Seal", you don't know who Jon Lovitz is, do you?


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