"Summer School" is a very funny movie about summer school.Actor and director Carl Reiner did a great job directing this movie,the cast are great in this film.I saw it in 1987 when it came out,I thought it was funny then,and still think it is funny today,my favorite characters in the film are Chainsaw and Dave.
The movie starts out as school is getting out for Summer,Vice Principal Phil Gills,played by Robin Thomas(About Last Night,Jade,and The Contender)is looking for a teacher to teach Remedial English Class for the Summer cause the Remedial English teacher Mr. Dearadorian,played by Carl Reiner,resigns cause he won money off an instant Lottery ticket.Mr Gills ends up recruiting P.E. teacher Freddy Shoop,played superbly by Mark Harmon(St. Elsewhere,The Presidio,and Navy NCIS).Mr Shoop was on his way to Hawaii,but is blackmailed into teaching Summer School cause Gills is the one who can recommend him for a tenure.Mr Shoop meets Ms. Robin Bishop,played by Kirstie Alley(Star Trek II:The Wrath Of Khan,Cheers,and Runaway),a teacher who teaches History next door.
Freddy Shoop's students is Francis Gremp,a.k.a. Chainsaw,played awesomely by Dean Cameron(Ski School 1 and 2,Bad Dreams,and Miracle Beach)and his friend Dave Frasier,played by Gary Riley(Stand By Me,Brotherhood Of Justice,and Fear).They both love horror films,especially "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".Denise Green,played great by Kelly Jo Minter(Mask,A Nightmare On Elm Street 5,and The Principal),is a student who is Dyslexic.Alan Eakian,played by Richard Steven Horvitz(How I Got Into College and Deadly Weapon)is a student who gets sick easily.Larry Kazamias,played by Ken Olandt(Super Force,April Fool's Day,and Leprechaun)is a student who sleeps in class cause he is up late all the time working late at a strip joint.Rhonda Altobello,played by Shawnee Smith(Desperate Hours,The Stand,and Becker)a student who is pregnant.Kevin Winchester,played by Patrick Labyorteaux(Heathers,JAG,and Ski School)is a student who plays high school football.Pam House,played by the beautiful Coutney Thorne-Smith(Revenge Of The Nerds II,Melrose Place,and According to Jim)is a student who loves to surf,doesn't play attention in class and has the hots for Mr. Shoop.Anna-Maria Mazarelli,played by Fabiana Udenio(Babylon 5,Robocop 2,and In The Army Now),a foreign exchange student.Jerome Watkins,played by Duane Davis,is a student who ends up spending 6 weeks in the bathroom cause his zipper got stuck,,lol The Summer gets more interesting,especially Mr. Shoop's summer,they have some fun going on field trips,a party at Mr.Shoop's house,his couch gets set on fire,fish killed,car wrecked,Mr. Shoop gets thrown in jail cause he was supposedly giving Vodka to Chainsaw and Dave.The charges are dropped though cause of being a dedicated teacher.Mr Shoop resigns as the teacher cause he felt the kids were getting greedy.The kids convince him to come back,they study more and do better.They take the test,some past but some failed,but the Principal,Principal Kelban,played by Frank McCarthy(Action Jackson and Alien Nation)decide to give Shoop a tenure cause of how Freddy Shoop got the kids to improve on their skills.
I think this movie is great,I give it 2 thumbs up,and 10/10 stars.
The supporting cast include Beau Starr(Halloween 4 and 5,Goodfellas)as Chainsaw's father.
Laura Waterbury(Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer)as Chainsaw's mother.
Amy Stock as Kim,Freddy Shoop's girlfriend at the beginning of the movie.
Tom Troupe as the Judge.