High School High (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Romance


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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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6 March 2005 | vertigo_14
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| "I know what's straight up booty."
Spoofing 'Dangerous Minds,' 'Lean on Me,' and others, Jon Lovitz stars in 'High School High' as an ambitious, optimistic teacher from a prep school who wants to prove to his father that he is perfectly capable of inspiring his students at an inner-city high school. While there, he inadvertently becomes involved in a turf war between two rival students and their idiotic posses.

Time capsule movie spoofs the mid 90s scene of hip hop has one gag after another, but is probably more destined for laughs for younger teenagers or first-time viewers. I caught this movie on cable after not having seen it in a few years and didn't think it was as funny as I first remember it. Best recommended for Jon Lovitz fans, as he always does well as the clueless doofus. With Tia Carerre, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer, and Guillermo Diaz.

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Trivia

Lexie Bigham died in a road accident shortly after completing this movie.


Quotes

Richard Clark: Why are you late?
Natalie: Because the bell rang before I got here.


Goofs

When Mr. Clark asks the question, "Who was the first President of the U.S. to appear on television?", he says that the correct answer is "Eisenhower"; the first president to appear on television was Franklin Roosevelt at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

Some of the extented footage in the TV version has a bit of more dialogue between Richard Clark and his father in the opening scene where Richard tells his father that he may not be able to change the world but at least make a difference. When Richard Clark first arrives at Barry High School, he asks a student standing in front of the Danger Treds Damage Tires sign and asks where the faculty parking lot is and the student responds "who are you?" and Richard replies that he's a new teacher and the student replys "so, more meat for the grinder." A more lenghly introduction to the classroom is shown with a few men wearing chemical protective clothing leave the classroom as Richard and Victoria first arrive to see his classroom.


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The Rap World
Written by
Pete Rock (as P. Phillips), Large Professor (as W.P. Mitchell) & Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
Produced and Performed by Pete Rock for Soul Brother #1 Productions & Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions
Pete Rock appears Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Large Professor appears Courtesy of Wild Pitch Records/Geffen Records

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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