High School High

Gag-wise, this spoof from the Zucker Bros - actually just David plus major production help and lightweight scriptwriting assistance from Robert LoCash and Pat Proft - is an under-achiever. Lovitz plays the naive teacher son of a WASP headmaster who escapes the paternal shadow by accepting a post in the internecine groves of Marion Barry High. His beliefs set him at odds with rival Latino/Afro gangs and headmistress Louise Fletcher, who wields a baseball bat, but soon gets him 'skin-slapping' with 'educational assistant' Victoria (Carrere). Strangely, the director plays too much of the movie straight, slow and slushily romantic. This grants us dangerous leisure time to notice the script's dependence on racism, sexism and homophobia, ensuring that the moments of unrestrained, non-PC excess (a hilarious travesty of Chinatown clich├ęs, for instance) prove the most rewarding.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hart Bochner
Screenwriter: David Zuker, Robert LoCash, Pat Proft
Cast: Jon Lovitz
Tia Carrere
Mekhi Phifer
Guillermo Diaz
John Neville
Malinda Williams
Louise Fletcher

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3.8 / 5

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Chelsea

High school musical is a great musical, not so great film though. But i must admit the second one is fantastic. 10 out of 10 for the second one. But the first aint so great. Soundtracks for both ar brilliant. Lets just hope the Third one is as great as the second

Chelsea

High school musical is a great musical, not so great film though. But i must admit the second one is fantastic. 10 out of 10 for the second one. But the first aint so great. Soundtracks for both ar brilliant. Lets just hope the Third one is as great as the second