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Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1987 (USA)
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Freddy the gym teacher has to teach remedial English in summer (high) school, if he wants tenure. As he can only teach gym and his students want fun, emphasis is on "field trips" - until he's fired unless all his students pass the test.

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 ... 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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Plot Keywords:

undressing | bikini | chainsaw | gore | dog | See All (35) »

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 »

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Trivia

Carl Reiner: The film's director as school-teacher Mr. Dearadorian. See more »

Goofs

On the building the name of the high school is written as OCEANFRONT HIGH SCHOOL with the word oceanfront as one word; however, on one of the students t-shirts, it's written as OCEAN FRONT H.S. and the word oceanfront is shown as two separate words. 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

Referenced in Psych: Santabarbaratown (2012) See more »

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My Babe
Written by Ron Holdon
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,012,274, 26 July 1987

Gross USA:

$35,659,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,659,098
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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