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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.

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... Richard Clark
... Victoria Chapell
... Principal Evelyn Doyle
... Griff McReynolds
... Natalie Thompson
... Paco Rodriguez
Lexie Bigham ... Two-Bags
... Alonzo
... Thaddeus Clark
... Anferny Jefferson
... Julie Rubels
... Mr. DeMarco
... Rhino
... Hulk
... Miss Bernie Wells
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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.

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

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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

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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Aprende como puedas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,311,786, 27 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,951,277, 12 January 1997
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Lexie Bigham died in a road accident shortly after completing this movie. See more »

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When Clark first arrives and drives over the tire guard, all his tires are blown out but as he steps out of the car after parking it, you can clearly see his rear tires are fully inflated. See more »

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Principal Evelyn Doyle: What the hell is going on here?
Victoria Chapell: I was attacked.
Principal Evelyn Doyle: Well, what did you expect, dressed like that, and alone, with him?
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Early in the credits, the newscaster we saw earlier reads three headlines, including one about a bacteria infecting movie popcorn and striking 90 minutes after eating. See more »

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Spoofs Grease (1978) See more »

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Written by John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
Performed by The Carpenters
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Decent spoof
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've seen the movie about nine or ten times, so naturally many of the jokes--which I found hysterical at first--aren't that funny anymore. But I don't think they could've done a much better job at spoofing high school flicks like "Dangerous Minds," "Lean on Me," "The Blackboard Jungle" and "To Sir, With Love." There are lots of witty moments that hit the bullseye.

The jokes are not over-the-top, nor are they filthy and vomit-inducing like many recent spoofs. It's from the writers of "The Naked Gun" and the talent really shows.

Jon Lovitz is funny, like usual. Tia Carrerre has never looked hotter, and serves as great eye candy. Louise Fletcher is appropriately creepy as the principal, who is sort of like a female version of Joe Clark--she also roams the hallways with a baseball bat.

The young stars like Guillermo Diaz, Mekhi Pfieffer, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Brian Hooks are very good and their timing is just right.

I would probably praise this movie a lot more if I submitted this comment after my first viewing, but trust me--it's very funny! But, like many broad comedies of this kind, it's not as enjoyable on repeat viewings. After having seen the latest spoof, "Not Another Teen Movie," I'm able to appreciate this film a lot more. This is a spoof with wit and structure, and even has a few subtle in-jokes: the school is titled Marion Barry High. You get it?

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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