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Plain Clothes (1987)

To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Scott Frank (screenplay) (as A. Scott Frank), Scott Frank (story) (as A. Scott Frank) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arliss Howard ... Nick Dunbar
Suzy Amis ... Robin Torrence
George Wendt ... Chet Butler
Diane Ladd ... Jane Melway
Seymour Cassel ... Ed Malmburg
Larry Pine ... Dave Hechtor
Jackie Gayle ... Coach Zeffer
Abe Vigoda ... Mr. Wiseman
Robert Stack ... Mr. Gardner
Alexandra Powers ... Dawn-Marie Zeffer
Peter Dobson ... Kyle Kerns
Harry Shearer ... Simon Feck
Loren Dean ... Matt Dunbar
Reginald VelJohnson ... Captain Graff
Max Perlich ... Carter
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Storyline

Trying to get his brother out of jail, Nick has to bump his way out again from high school, find the murderer, keep his job as a policeman and run away from crazy little girls. Written by JS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An Undercover Nightmare.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The poem read by Nick in class is a classic poem by the famous poet e.e. cummings entitled "She Being Brand New." See more »

Quotes

Captain Graff: Dunbar, get me a cup of coffee, two sugars.
Nick: Yes, sir.
Punk Girl: Easy to see who has all the status around here, Dunbar.
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Connections

Featured in A Night with Suzy Amis Cameron (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
Written and Performed and Produced by Billy Sherwood
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The movie it self is kind of comfusing...but...
13 May 2004 | by stephanotis323See all my reviews

It has some very funny lines..and he isnt that bad too look at either...i think it was a 4 out of 10 ever all.. but i probable would watch it agin...I was just a little confused because i didnt watch it from the beginnign...so you really do have to watch the whole thing to underastand it...but it was good...no rotten apples here.!!!lol...ok..i have to have ten lines so...ill...talk...about ....somethin.....else....lol...... ok ill talk about nothin.. ok ok ok much love....steff


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1989 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$222,681, 17 April 1988

Gross USA:

$289,323

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$289,323
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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