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High School High (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 25 October 1996 (USA)
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Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

Director:

Hart Bochner

Writers:

David Zucker, Robert LoCash (as Robert N. LoCash) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Lovitz ... Richard Clark
Tia Carrere ... Victoria Chapell
Louise Fletcher ... Principal Evelyn Doyle
Mekhi Phifer ... Griff McReynolds
Malinda Williams ... Natalie Thompson
Guillermo Díaz ... Paco Rodriguez
Lexie Bigham ... Two-Bags
Gil Espinoza ... Alonzo
John Neville ... Thaddeus Clark
Brian Hooks ... Anferny Jefferson
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Julie Rubels
Marco Rodríguez ... Mr. DeMarco
Nicholas Worth ... Rhino
Eric Allan Kramer ... Hulk
Lu Elrod ... Miss Bernie Wells
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Storyline

Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

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A Dangerous Mind is a terrible thing to waste See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, partial nudity and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School High See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,311,786, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$21,302,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,302,121
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mekhi Phifer (Griff McReynolds) and Malinda Williams (Natalie Thompson) would later marry and have a son together. See more »

Goofs

The tobacco that Richard spews all over the cake disappears in a later shot. See more »

Quotes

Richard Clark: Victoria, could you give me a ride home? I seem to have misplaced my car.
Victoria Chapell: Oh, don't worry about it. All the teachers loose their car on their first day.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits: "A [nonsensical symbol]* Production (*The Producer Formerly Known as David Zucker)." See more »

Alternate Versions

Some of the extented footage in the TV version has a bit of more dialogue between Richard Clark and his father in the opening scene where Richard tells his father that he may not be able to change the world but at least make a difference. When Richard Clark first arrives at Barry High School, he asks a student standing in front of the Danger Treds Damage Tires sign and asks where the faculty parking lot is and the student responds "who are you?" and Richard replies that he's a new teacher and the student replys "so, more meat for the grinder." A more lenghly introduction to the classroom is shown with a few men wearing chemical protective clothing leave the classroom as Richard and Victoria first arrive to see his classroom. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Substitute (1996) See more »

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Pomp & Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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"I know what's straight up booty."
6 March 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Spoofing 'Dangerous Minds,' 'Lean on Me,' and others, Jon Lovitz stars in 'High School High' as an ambitious, optimistic teacher from a prep school who wants to prove to his father that he is perfectly capable of inspiring his students at an inner-city high school. While there, he inadvertently becomes involved in a turf war between two rival students and their idiotic posses.

Time capsule movie spoofs the mid 90s scene of hip hop has one gag after another, but is probably more destined for laughs for younger teenagers or first-time viewers. I caught this movie on cable after not having seen it in a few years and didn't think it was as funny as I first remember it. Best recommended for Jon Lovitz fans, as he always does well as the clueless doofus. With Tia Carerre, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer, and Guillermo Diaz.


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