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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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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

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

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

Trey Parker turned down the chance to direct this movie even when he was a Hollywood unknown 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: [Richard and Victoria are making love in the dark] Richard? I'm over here.
Victoria's Cat: MEOW!
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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 »

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Spoofs The Substitute (1996) See more »

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The Rap World
Written by Pete Rock (as P. Phillips), Large Professor (as W.P. Mitchell) & Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
Produced and Performed by Pete Rock for Soul Brother #1 Productions & Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions
Pete Rock appears Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Large Professor appears Courtesy of Wild Pitch Records/Geffen Records
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"I know what's straight up booty."
6 March 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Spoofing 'Dangerous Minds,' 'Lean on Me,' and others, Jon Lovitz stars in 'High School High' as an ambitious, optimistic teacher from a prep school who wants to prove to his father that he is perfectly capable of inspiring his students at an inner-city high school. While there, he inadvertently becomes involved in a turf war between two rival students and their idiotic posses.

Time capsule movie spoofs the mid 90s scene of hip hop has one gag after another, but is probably more destined for laughs for younger teenagers or first-time viewers. I caught this movie on cable after not having seen it in a few years and didn't think it was as funny as I first remember it. Best recommended for Jon Lovitz fans, as he always does well as the clueless doofus. With Tia Carerre, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer, and Guillermo Diaz.


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