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Three O'Clock High (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 9 October 1987 (USA)
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A nerd gets himself in hot water with the new bully, a quiet bad boy who challenges him to fight on the grounds of their high school after the day's end.



, (as Thomas Szollosi)





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Mitchell
Annie Ryan ... Franny Perrins (as Anne Ryan)
... Buddy Revell
... Brei Mitchell
Jonathan Wise ... Vincent Costello
... Mr. Rice
... Detective Mulvahill
... Mr. O'Rourke
Liza Morrow ... Karen Clarke
Scott Schutzman Tiler ... Bruce Chalmer (as Scott Tiler)
Guy Massey ... Scott Cranston
Theron Read ... Mark Bojeekus
Mike Jolly ... Craig Mattey
Charles Macaulay ... Voytek Dolinski
... Duke Herman


A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell (Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation. Written by Corey Semple (AdamSandlers8SexyNights)

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Jerry Mitchell just bumped into Buddy Revell. Now Jerry isn't thinking about math or english. Because at three o'clock, he's history. See more »




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Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3:00 High  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The wording on the customized car license plate from the Golden State read: "SUPRMOM". See more »


During the pep rally scene in the gymnasium, the students sitting behind Buddy change from one shot to the next. See more »


Brei Mitchell: Cripple the dick!
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »


Something To Remember Me By
Performed by Jim Walker
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How 'Three O'Clock High' ever escaped through the 80's crack is beyond me
27 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Should I be ashamed to say this? Probably. And let me just say by 'best', that's about 50 or so odd films, at least, all of varying genres. So, let's just say in terms of comedies, it's one of teh best. As far as 80's films? Totally underrated. I've watched this film about 30 times, several of them in my teens on Showtime or whatever, and the theme song, "Something to Remember Me By" is no top 40 hit by any stretch of the imagination, yet I used to hum it all the time (until finally tracking down the soundtrack CD). What is the lasting appeal of this film? Beats me. Technically, it's brilliant: lots of fluid camera work, music video-y filming that's somehow less MTVish than the current crop of teen films, and an amazingly zippy pace that careens one from plot point to plot point while somehow never seeming rushed or jumbled. As for the film itself, it's typical teen stuff (a teenage 'hell day,' essentially), but done with so much panache that any child of the 80's can't help not loving it. 'Don't ---- this one up, Mitchell!' Jerry's unorthodox book report. The Tangerine Dream score. Cooking pop-tarts in the microwave with fresh-from-the-washer clothing. 'At 3:00, you and I are gonna fight out in that parking lot and there's nothing you can do about it'... Long live this film!

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