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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29 May 2009 | miskimees
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| Underrated High
High School High is a very decent spoof comedy written by comedic geniuses Pat Proft and David Zucker. You recognize all these ordinary high school dramas like Dangerous Minds, The Substitute, High School Confidential and many others. And off-course there's many very absurd scenes that is very common to screenplays by Zucker.

Also you can enjoy performance of Jon Lovitz. His character Richard Clark isn't stupid and clumsy like we know all Leslie Nielsens characters but just naive. At the same time Lovitz doesn't leave a strike that he is taking it all too seriously. Louise Fletcher's and Tia Carrere's performances were in full seriousness at the same time. They both played like in usual roles in usual high school films.

High School High is a bit underrated but might not be as brilliant than the other films by Zucker/Craft but still it has it's moments.

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Trivia

Trey Parker turned down the chance to direct this movie even when he was a Hollywood unknown


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.


Soundtracks

The Ultimate (You Know The Time)
Written by R. Brown, W. Williams, P. Hendricks
Produced by Baby Paul
Performed by Artifacts
Courtesy of Big Beat Records, Inc.

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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