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

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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There's only one thing more frightening than murder: High School. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ned Eisenberg and Richard Portnow both appeared in The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Goofs

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

Patrick Morenski: Okay, on one end of the spectrum you've got homo, and on the other you've got hetero. Then there's me, way the fuck over here!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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You Don't Know
Performed by Scarlett & Black
Written by Robin Hild
Published by Bittern Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
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so what ??? ...
2 December 2000 | by jaxsonSee all my reviews

if it's far-fetched and totally unbelievable??? so what that his own cousin doesn't recognise him! so what if andrew/maxwell would have set himself up for arrest in 37 states because of his relationship with a high school senior!!!! GO WITH IT!!!! IT'S CUTE!!!

max lives every adults' secret dream (or is it a nightmare?), even if it is to hide out from the mob! he goes back to high school, spouts the announcements we all wanted to be able to say via the principal's loudspeaker at night, dates the cutest girl in town (and saves her dad a bunch of money with some solid tax advice, to boot), runs for class president ... he even has a classic "discussion" with a right-wing biddie-of-a-teacher (come on, you know you had one just like her) over her assertion that richard nixon was "a great man who was betrayed by his countrymen."

if there's nothing good on the first-run shelf at the video store, rent this one for some good entertainment. i mean, does every movie have to be totally believable to be good? if so.

jeff


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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