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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.

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szollosi (as Thomas Szollosi)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Siemaszko ... Jerry Mitchell
Annie Ryan Annie Ryan ... Franny Perrins (as Anne Ryan)
Richard Tyson ... Buddy Revell
Stacey Glick ... Brei Mitchell
Jonathan Wise Jonathan Wise ... Vincent Costello
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Rice
Philip Baker Hall ... Detective Mulvahill
John P. Ryan ... Mr. O'Rourke
Liza Morrow Liza Morrow ... Karen Clarke
Scott Schutzman Tiler Scott Schutzman Tiler ... Bruce Chalmer (as Scott Tiler)
Guy Massey Guy Massey ... Scott Cranston
Theron Read Theron Read ... Mark Bojeekus
Mike Jolly Mike Jolly ... Craig Mattey
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Voytek Dolinski
Mitch Pileggi ... Duke Herman
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Storyline

The nerd Jerry Mitchell is responsible for the student store at the Weaver High-School. When the troublemaker delinquent Buddy Revell is transferred from a continuation high-school, one teacher assigns Jerry to write an article about the notorious Buddy Revell to the school newspaper. Jerry stumbles upon Buddy in the bathroom and touches the shoulder of the bad boy that schedules a fight with Jerry at three o'clock at the parking lot. Along the day, Jerry tries to find a means to avoid the fight. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3:00 High See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,685,862
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was executive produced by Steven Spielberg who had directed this movie's star Casey Siemaszko in the pilot episode of Amazing Stories (1985) which was entitled "The Mission" [See: Amazing Stories: The Mission (1985)]. Siemaszko had also appeared in Back to the Future (1985) which was also exec produced by Spielberg. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry throws up in the toilet and flushes, we hear it but the water in the toilet doesn't go down. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Revell: You know what Mitchell? You're the biggest pussy I've ever seen in my life. Didn't even try. How does that feel?
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Referenced in Take Me Home Tonight (2011) See more »

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Something To Remember Me By
Performed by Jim Walker
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No need to qualify as a "teen movie" -- It's extremely well-done
18 June 2005 | by tim-998See all my reviews

Some movies rely on youthful energy to get laughs and draw an audience. What many contemporary movie-makers seem to forget that high-school was an endearing time for almost everyone, and there are unique feelings that can be captured by a well-done, tasteful, artful film like Three o'clock High.

One of the thing that sets this movie apart is its pacing. It is very deliberate and methodical, and it expertly builds the tension as the clock nears in on three o'clock. Richard Tyson's performance is terrific; I don't recall any "bully" performances being anything like his. He is very menacing but introspective and intense. In a scene just before he fights another student, he is in the library reading a book. There are many subtle but illuminating bits like this throughout the movie.

In my nostalgic reviewing of 80s high school films, this is one of the few that seem even better now than they did then.


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