A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

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Bob Giraldi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Andrew Morenski / Max Hauser
Keith Coogan ... Patrick Morenski
Annabeth Gish ... Ryan Campbell
Oliver Cotton ... Killer
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... Clinton
Tim Quill ... Kevin O'Roarke (as Tim Quill)
Alexandra Auder Alexandra Auder ... Melissa
Tony Soper Tony Soper ... Ahern
Ned Eisenberg ... Rodriguez
Marita Geraghty ... Janie Rooney
Steven Small Steven Small ... Driver
Johnny Walker Johnny Walker ... Pratt (as John Walker)
John Spencer ... Bakey
Gretchen Cryer Gretchen Cryer ... Aunt Lucy
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Grandma Jennie
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Storyline

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and has to flee. He ends up hiding out as a student in a high school. He has to adjust to how things have changed as a teenager. The bad guys find him and he has fight it out in the high school gym. Written by John Julien <jcjulien@eos.ncsu.edu>

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Where can a young stockbroker on the run from the mob seek refuge ? High School !! See more »


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The skating rink used in the date scene was Sunset Skating Rink, located in Wilmington, NC. The original owners (The Carters) can be seen and heard during the announcement of "couple's skate". The skating rink has since been renamed Scooters, but looks much the way it did during filming. See more »

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When Max is stumbling back to the table with the tray of feed at the skating rink, you can see the tape below the drinks that are keeping them stuck to the tray. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Morenski: I used to be just like you: a short, horny, hopeless dork.
Patrick Morenski: And now look at you.
Andrew Morenski: Well, I'm not short.
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Crazy Credits

The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »

Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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So Different Now
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
Written by Felix Cavaliere and Michael Mugrage
Executive Produced by Felix Cavaliere
Produced by John Jansen
Published by DEG Entertainment Music Co. (ASCAP)/Largo Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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should've been a hit
14 March 2001 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

Big shock this didn't strike when the teen iron was hot in the 80s, cuz it turned out to be a big favorite of mine. Others have pointed out its implausibility, but aren't all films? This just moves swiftly from start to finish, and I dare compare it to my all time fave, "Back to the Future", in terms of its pacing. It all begins when stockbroker Cryer goes on the run. He's due to testify against some pre-requisite mob guys who were dealing with bogus bonds (or something). So he looks up his cousin and aunt in Jersey for help. But for reasons only known to himself, decides not to tell his aunt who he is after altering his appearance. He elects to hold up in his cousin's loft for a bit and then finds refuge underneath the school in some sort of abandoned basement. All the while, dealing with an annoying teacher, an unwanted popularity that prompts the kids to nominate him for student council and falling for the sweet Gish. Coogan is good as the dorky cohort to all of Cryer's happenings, which there are plenty of that keep the film rolling. But all this talk about near 30 Cryer and teenage Gish dating in the film is blown way out. Though her age is never mentioned, she's obviously 18, just having been accepted to college. And at the end of film, graduating high school. So, Roger Ebert's comment about her being 15 is waaaaayyy off. Sure it would be an odd romance, but not stat. rape. Anywho, the whole thing is a lot of fun, exploring perfectly what could happen if...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adult Education See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,062,120, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$7,019,441

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,019,441
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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