High School High

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Released 1996

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Director:
Hart Bochner
Released:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
High School High is an American comedy film made in 1996 by TriStar Pictures and from the makers of the comedy classic franchise, The Naked Gun. The movie stars Jon Lovitz as Richard Clark, a dorky, out of touch optimist who ends up becoming a teacher at a public school that seems more like a war zone, gang land than a place of learning. There are even reserved parking spots for the SWAT team vehicles. Needless to say, an education isn't exactly these kids' priority. Can Richard save the futures of these dangerous and confused teen thugs from going the way of the gun or pipe? He'll at least get some help from co-worker turned partner, Victoria (played by the sexy Tia Carrere). Spoofing inspirational schooling movies like Dangerous Minds and Dead Poets' Society, High School is a hilarious "fish out of water" movie mixed with classic slap stick and sight gags.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Variety

    Like a student who studies hard but just doesn't have the smarts, this joyless send-up of the "Dangerous Minds," "Stand and Deliver," idealistic-teacher-in-a-ghetto-school genre pl...

  • 40

    The New York Times Lawrence Van Gelder

    There's not much sense to the plot. But the film makers' blunderbuss approach to humor, with visual and verbal jokes coming in profusion and scattering high and low, guarantees tha...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The laugh lines are mostly crude and the prevalent slapstick is weak and uneventful.

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    Malinda Williams

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    Louise Fletcher

    Louise Fletcher

    Principal Evelyn Doyle

    Gil Espinoza

    Gil Espinoza

    Alonzo

    Tia Carrere

    Tia Carrere

    Victoria Chapell

    Mekhi Phifer

    Mekhi Phifer

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    Comedy

    Themes

    illegal activities, crazy teachers, horrible people, moral dilemmas, issues with authority