The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

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Neal Israel

Writers:

Neal Israel (screenplay), Pat Proft (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray John Murray ... Dana Cannon
Jennifer Tilly ... Amy Hopkins
James Keach ... Deputy Halik
Brian Backer ... Scott Greeber
Ned Eisenberg ... Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ... Emma Jean
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Joan Pudillo
Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Loretta Houk
Fred Willard ... Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Lisa Hart Carroll ... Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ... Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Raoul Bienveneda
Willard E. Pugh ... Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Sally Kellerman ... Judge Nedra Henderson
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Storyline

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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A crash course in traffic school from the creators of "Police Academy" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie is notable for starring two less well-known brothers of A-list movie stars. John Murray is Bill Murray's younger brother. James Keach is Stacy Keach's younger brother. See more »

Goofs

When Dana Cannon is at the front of the class posing as the instructor on the first night of traffic school, the name "Thomas Jefferson" scribbled on the blackboard behind him changes repeatedly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Wink Barnes: Ok I got it! First we kill him, then we cut off his face!
Dana Cannon: Wink, you're a sick man. I thought you should know that.
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Connections

References Tightrope (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Drive 55
Written and Performed by Sammy Hagar
WB Music Corp. and The Nine Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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a classic 80s funny joytrip
13 September 2005 | by idonotexistSee all my reviews

I am not sure why this one gets rated so bad and it seems that it never got any publicity, but the movie was good for what it was made to be. It is too absurd to be realistic and that just helps it. I've laughed so many times during it that really, i would recommend it.

Think of it as the naked gun series meets super troopers. It has certain priceless moments such as "the Doc" scenes which are guaranteed to make you fall on the floor.

It is not a serious movie and if you are looking for some deep story line, you won't find it (i feel the need to highlight that). Simple down to earth fun like only the 80s can deliver.

Don't bring popcorn, you might choke on it :)

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moving Violations See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985

Gross USA:

$10,627,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,627,754
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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