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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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A Dangerous Mind is a terrible thing to waste 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)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

During Clark's English lesson, the word "will" mysteriously appears in the sentence. See more »

Quotes

[Alcohol is poured into Richard Clark's coffee cup]
Richard Clark: Isn't it a little early for drinking?
Woman: Who stops?
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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 »

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Features Rolling Thunder (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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