PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
When Thornton talks to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. over the phone, the last thing he says before hanging up is "Next time, I'll call Robert Ludlum!" Spy novelist Ludlum was one of Rodney Dangerfield's real-life neighbors at the time.
You have NO class, Thornton, and I am TIRED of it! I want a divorce.
Thornton Melon: Divorce. I knew we had something in common.
Thornton Melon: Here, sign these.
Vanessa: Oh! Oh, I'm afraid it's not gonna be that easy, honey. This is gonna cost you - PLENTY!
Thornton Melon: Oh, yeah? Vanessa, let's talk ...
Thornton Melon: ...
When Thornton takes his first high dive, his diving double's wig almost comes off in mid-air.
In the opening credits, there is a still of Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack (1980).
Three scenes are cut from the Comedy Central airing - the "twist and shout" scene in the bar, the "phone conversation with Kurt Vonnegut after getting an F grade" scene, and one of the dives in the final competition.
$8,881,035 15 June 1986