A group of high school dropouts are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.


Malcolm D. Lee
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Teddy
Tiffany Haddish ... Carrie
Rob Riggle ... Mackenzie
Romany Malco ... Jaylen
Taran Killam ... Stewart
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Lisa
Al Madrigal ... Luis
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Theresa
Keith David ... Gerald
Anne Winters ... Mila
Fat Joe ... Bobby
Ben Schwartz ... Marvin
Yvonne Orji ... Maya
Bresha Webb ... Denise
Jeff Rose ... Isaac


In 2001, high-school student Teddy Walker drops out of school when he's unable to concentrate during a crucial test. In 2018 he works as a barbecue-grill salesman and dating a wealthy woman named Lisa, and has developed a careful financial strategy that allows him to maintain the illusion that he is better off than he actually is. But his life falls apart just as he learns that he will inherit control of the store when the current manager retires: As he proposes to Lisa in the shop, he accidentally triggers an explosion when a champagne cork pops open a gas tank; the manager runs away with the insurance from the explosion. Teddy's friend is willing to give him a job--if he can earn his GED.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug references and violence | See all certifications »

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Shipped to cinemas under the pseudonym "Christian Chickens." See more »


The entire plot depends on the conceit that Teddy must attend night classes before he can take his GED exam. Georgia (like many, though not all, U.S. states) does not require students to take any classes before being eligible to take the high school equivalency exam. See more »


Carrie: I don't even eat Cheetos! You know why? Because it sounds like cheaters!
Jaylen: Plus that Cheeto dust give you that Trump color.
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References Lean on Me (1989) See more »


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Written by Mike Caren, The-Dream (as Terius Nash), Jason Derulo (as Jason Desrouleaux), Thomas Troelsen, Bonnie McKee, Samuel Martin, Madison Love, Thomas Eriksen
Performed by Jason Derulo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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What did you expect?
14 October 2018 | by knicole123See all my reviews

I rather enjoyed myself with this film. I know the formula and the headliners style of comedy so I knew pretty much what I was getting into.

I laughed and found some rather sweet moments in the film. Say what you want about Kevin and Tiffany but they both STARRED in a PG-13 film that is fun, light and has some pretty important messages... it's never to late to accomplish anything and sometimes it really only takes that one person to believe in you.

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Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night School See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,257,615, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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