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Rock'n'Roll High School

For all its throwaway humour, this is basically just a pleasant reworking of the kids versus adults rock'n'roll movie format of the '50s, with Paul Bartel in the traditional role of the adult kook who goes hip, and legendary DJ Don Steele as the radio commentator who brings the confrontation to the nation. Naturally the struggle between the generations goes a little further than before, with a high school burned to the ground and adults thrown out of windows, but it's basically kleenteen fun. If you're worried about the Ramones, rest assured; they make a very adequate chunka chunka chunka sound.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Allan Arkush
Screenwriter: Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch, Joseph McBride
Cast: PJ Soles
Vincent Van Patten
Clint Howard
Dey Young
Mary Woronov
Dick Miller
Paul Bartel
Don Steele
Grady Sutton
The Ramones
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