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Summer School (1987)

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

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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>

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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

Shoop's Dogs Name is called "Wondermutt!" See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the dog retrieves the doll's head, as Freddy and Robin are lying on the beach, the sand around them goes from wet to dry. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop: [to Chainsaw] I think you're full of bull.
Rhonda Altobello: It's okay, you can say bullshit in here.
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop: [sarcastically] I'm grateful!
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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Billy Burnette and David Malloy
Performed by Billy Burnette
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You people are PSYCHOPATHS !
29 November 2001 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

After reading through the reviews on here to date, there's not a single bad one !

NO! WAY! Party all-the-time! Party all-the-time!

This film really is as cool as everyone says. Dated 80's stuff doesn't get in the way of great characters and sharp wit. If you've not seen it yet, rent it & marvel at the goriest sequence in a high school comedy ever - these people are PSYCHOPATHS !

Particular favs of mine are the 'I don't know anything' dream gag, the Rick Baker essay sequence and the 'War puts a man through many, many changes' gag from Dave. Top stuff.

9/10


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