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Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 April 1985 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les zéros de conduite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where the semi-trailer truck plows into the empty car, along the railroad tracks, led some to believe that the semi either would have sustained serious damage or wouldn't have been able to push the car along, even a little. The car that was hit was actually a duplicate model of the original they were just riding in, but the engine block was completely removed along with the gas tank (for obvious safety reasons). The continuing shot of the semi barreling down was just the truck itself as although the car is no longer seen, it implied that it was still stuck to the front (when it actually wasn't). See more »

Goofs

The bench that the person in the duck costume falls on is clearly made of foam. See more »

Quotes

Dana Cannon: So instead of pissing and moaning about how bad off we are, let's zero in on the guy who made sure we'd never drive again. Let's get the guy who screwed us. Let's get Halik!
Mrs. Loretta Houk: Yeah fuck him! Rip his nuts off!
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Connections

References Cujo (1983) See more »

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I Got You (I Feel Good)
Performed by Arnold McCullen
Written by James Brown
Produced by Bruce Roberts and Miles Goodman
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Hilarious!!!!!
13 May 2005 | by Soulpower2See all my reviews

One of the funniest movies i've ever seen. Laugh out loud funny.

The only way you wouldn't enjoy this movie is if you're some stuck up elitist prick who only likes movies with subtitles or lame crap that the Oscar's usually gush over.

If you actually have a sense of humor you will bust a gut while watching this movie, especially the big chase scene at the end.

Decent Cast with Jennifer Tilly, Stacy Keech, Sally Kellerman, Fred Willard and starring Bill Murray's brother!

Great 80's flick, if i had to compare it to another movie, i'd say Mark Harmon's 80's flick Summer School is kinda similar.


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