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Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1987 (USA)
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writers:

Stuart Birnbaum (story), David Dashev (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Freddy Shoop
Kirstie Alley ... Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop
Robin Thomas ... Vice Principal Phil Gills
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Kevin Winchester
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Pam House
Dean Cameron ... Francis 'Chainsaw' Gremp
Gary Riley ... Dave Frazier
Kelly Jo Minter ... Denise Green (as Kelly Minter)
Ken Olandt ... Larry Kazamias
Shawnee Smith ... Rhonda Altobello
Richard Steven Horvitz ... Alan Eakian
Fabiana Udenio ... Anna-Maria Mazarelli
Francis X. McCarthy ... Principal Kelban (as Frank McCarthy)
Tom Troupe Tom Troupe ... Judge
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Substitute Teacher - Ms. Cura
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Storyline

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diversión en el colegio de verano See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$35,658,098
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a deleted scene, Shoop's class receives a free shipment of hair care products due to a complaint letter written by one of the students. During the classroom scene just before Shoop's courthouse appearance, these products can be seen spread out over the desks, with some of the students testing them on their classmates' hair. This is the reason Larry Kazamias's hairstyle is different in this scene than in the remainder of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Chainsaw and Dave barge in to scare the potential substitute teacher, they are supposed to be running two chainsaws. Two-stroke chainsaws produce a lot of blueish exhaust smoke. There is no smoke visible in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Shoop: Please take your seats.
ChainsawDave: [upon picking up their desks] Where should we take 'em?
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Alternate Versions

The UK VHS version was cut by 48 secs by the BBFC to remove all footage of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This film was banned on video at the time and so no footage could be included. See more »

Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Supposed to Have Sex With You
Written and Performed by Tonio K.
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This teacher was kick ass
12 March 2000 | by StreetAngelSee all my reviews

When this movie came out, i was only 4, so i didn't see it when it came out in the theater. I happened to stumble upon it 3 years ago and i've watched it above 100 times since. The best part is when Dave and Chainsaw do everyones make-up and they do their rendition of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Classic!!


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