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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

When Mr. Shoop is being confronted by his students on the beach to come back as their teacher, Mr. Shoop can be seen wearing a -Diablo Valley College- shirt or DVC. DVC is a community college in Pleasant Hill California, a Northern Californian suburb of Oakland. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Chainsaw's dad says that he and his wife stopped having kids because of Chainsaw. However, in Chainsaw's dream the day before the test, he has a younger sister. The younger sister may have just existed in the dream or maybe the parents gave birth to the sister and due to Chainsaw's behavior when he was young that the parents decided to stop having kids. See more »

Quotes

Shoop: Denise: no previous test score because you ditched every test, but a 38.
Mrs. Green: Honey, that's terrific!
Denise: We'll get 'em next time.
Shoop: Kevin, from a 48 to a 75!
Kevin Winchester: Yeah, I'm back on the team!
[Kevin and his did share football shouts and hug]
Shoop: Chainsaw: last score was a 6, this time: 59. Monster comeback! And Dave: from a 26 to a 70.
Dave: I passed!
Anna-Maria Mazarelli: You made it!
Chainsaw: You passed? You passed and I failed, asshole! How could you do that to me?
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy
by Oingo Boingo
Written and Performed by Danny Elfman
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This teacher was kick ass
12 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

When this movie came out, i was only 4, so i didn't see it when it came out in the theater. I happened to stumble upon it 3 years ago and i've watched it above 100 times since. The best part is when Dave and Chainsaw do everyones make-up and they do their rendition of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Classic!!


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