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Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1987 (USA)
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

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A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher.

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Comedy | Romance

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22 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diversión en el colegio de verano  »

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$35,658,098
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Trivia

Shoop (Harmon) was able to help his student with football because Mark Harmon played QB at UCLA in the 70's. See more »

Goofs

When Chainsaw and Dave barge in to scare the potential substitute teacher, they are supposed to be running two chainsaws. Two-stroke chainsaws produce a lot of blueish exhaust smoke. There is no smoke visible in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Phil Gills: [the class is watching "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"] Oh my God. What are you watching?
Shoop: New film from the district, "Safe Use Of Power Tools".
Phil Gills: [holds a box] This just came... I don't want to know what's in here, do I?
Shoop: Nope, probably not.
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Connections

Remade as Summer School See more »

Soundtracks

Rapture
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
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hilarious feel good film
18 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This has to be the funniest film I have ever seen - no matter how many times I watch it I still laugh in all the same places. I love all the characters, but especially Freddy who has the right mix of cheese and charm and slobiness with a heart of gold and dashing good looks. And I love his dog too. He's soooo cute. Chainsaw and Dave are inspired, especially the scene where they turn the classroom into a horror scene, and their faces when the exchange student doesn't quite remove her bikini top. The only criticism I have is that at the beginning of summer the class is about twice the size, but mysteriously shinks until the exam at the end, and oh yes, it should have been twice as long. I really hope it gets released on DVD at some point.


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