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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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Trivia

The casting of Mark Harmon in the lead major role was the idea of director Carl Reiner. Reiner has said: "We originally discussed having a major comedian for the role. However Mark impressed me very much in the mini-series The Deliberate Stranger (1986) in which he portrayed convicted murderer Ted Bundy. When I saw him being interviewed on a news program, he was so personable and had such a winning smile that it was clear he would be well suited for the role of our gym-coach turned instructor. And he brings surprising depth to the character". See more »

Goofs

The Tongue Lips shirt didn't exist in 1969 and was no Rolling Stones 69 Farewell tour . The tongue lips Rolling Stones logo was designed by John Pasche in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Phil Gills: Would someone tell me what Mr. Shoop had planned for today?
Chainsaw: Group sex. No, that's tomorrow. Today is independent study, right after our mid-morning nap.
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Alternate Versions

In some television versions, you see Rhonda enrolling in Lamaze class See more »

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Pretty good.
23 July 2000 | by OverjoyedSee all my reviews

Summer School is one of those movies where everything clicks, good story, good characters and tons of situations that just are down right hilarious. Can't ask for more then that in a comedy can you? While not a very memorable movie, I still think this was very well done and if you ever get a chance to see it, whether it be on television or a last minute rental from your movie store, you won't regret it.


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