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High School U.S.A. (1983)

Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Jay-Jay Manners (as Michael Fox)
Nancy McKeon ... Beth Franklin
Todd Bridges ... Otto Lipton
Angela Cartwright ... Miss D'Angelo
Bob Denver ... Milton Feld
Dwayne Hickman ... Mr. Plaza
Lauri Hendler ... Nadine
Dana Plato ... Cara Ames
Crystal Bernard ... Anne-Marie Conklin
Anthony Edwards ... Beau Middleton
Frank Bank Frank Bank ... Mr. Gerardi
Elinor Donahue ... Mrs. Franklin
Tony Dow ... Principal Pete Kinney
Steve Franken ... Dr. Fritz Hauptmann
David Nelson ... Mr. Krinsky, Janitor
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Storyline

Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Academia de Loucuras See more »

Filming Locations:

Covina, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hill/Mandelker Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael J. Fox and Crispin Glover appeared in Family Ties (1982) and Back To The Future (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Beau finds out that JJ plans to race Beau's Porsche in Mr. Feld's new Trans Am, Beau gets concerned and asks Anne-Marie to cause an accident that will damage the Trans Am. This makes no sense, since the Trans Am is a late 70s model and would not stand a chance against any Porsche from the 80s, since all model Porsches from that time could go from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 5 seconds and have twice the horsepower, as opposed to the late 70s model Trans Am, which would take over 8 seconds to do the same. Anyone who owned a Porsche would know this. See more »

Quotes

Archie Feld: Nice going, Chuckie. Now who's the bigger lame-o? You or me?
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Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Nice bit o' nostalgia.
7 November 2003 | by sucker_for_readersSee all my reviews

My friend had gotten this dvd as a "present" from her aunt and she made me watch it. While it was funny enough seeing Anthony Edwards as a popular prom king type and Micheal J. Fox was great, there was one teeny tiny presence that makes this movie memorable, a young geeky over-all wearing Crispin Glover. What makes it even better is that I had no idea he was in it. My sister and I were watching and when he popped into the scene I involuntarily leaned forward and was like, "Crispin? Woohoo!!" Oh anyways, the movie is not the most original thing but it was entertaining, the part where they wreck Archie's dad's car and make his dad think he did it was surprisingly very humorous. Plus, even if you don't mean to, you'll be finding yourself quoting this movie. Hope you enjoy it as much as me.


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