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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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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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In some countries, the title became a direct pun at the translated title of the film Dangerous Minds. In Portugal, the film was translated as Mentes Pirosas ("Tacky Minds"), as Dangerous Minds was titled Mentes Perigosas (lit. "Dangerous minds") See more »


The tobacco that Richard spews all over the cake disappears in a later shot. See more »


Miss Bernie Wells: You coming on to me, pickledick?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, a crew modifies the statue of Marion Barry by bending one of his knees and adding a guitar to his hands; we then see that the school name and statue have been changed to Chuck Berry. See more »


Features Star Castle (1980) See more »


Get Down For Mine
Written by K-Def (as K. Hansford), L. Wright & Barry White
Produced by K-Def
Performed by Real Live
Courtesy of Pirate Recordings/Big Beat Records, Inc.
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Predictable comedy.
28 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although it was co-written by David Zucker, this comedy is more conventional than, say, the "Naked Gun" series; it doesn't have the same rapid-fire, relentless pacing. However, it does have a number of successful gags (when the teacher enters the ghetto area, his car radio will play ONLY rap music), and, of course, the gorgeous Tia! (**)

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