In 1954, a group of Florida high school students try to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seeking revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Freddy the gym teacher has to teach remedial English in summer (high) school, if he wants tenure. As he can only teach gym and his students want fun, emphasis is on "field trips" - until he's fired unless all his students pass the test.
Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
Millionaire businessman Thornton Melon is upset when his son Jason announces that he is not sure about going to college. Thornton insists that college is the best thing he never had for himself, and to prove his point, he agrees to enroll in school along with his son. Thornton is a big hit on campus: always throwing the biggest parties, knowing all the right people, but is this the way to pass college?Written by
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »
During the final dive sequence, Chas already has made one dive, but when he is about to make his second dive and gets cramps, his hair is perfectly dry and combed. See more »
[explaining his "anti-pep rally"]
Violent ground acquisition games such as football is in fact a crypto-fascist metaphor for nuclear war.
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The end credits begin with the message: "For Estelle. Thanks so much." This is a dedication to Estelle Endler, Rodney Dangerfield's manager and one of the executive producers of the film, who died during production. See more »
Three scenes are cut from the Comedy Central airing - the "twist and shout" scene in the bar, the "phone conversation with Kurt Vonnegut after getting an F grade" scene, and one of the dives in the final competition. See more »
In New York, Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is a wealthy but uneducated self-made businessman. When he divorces his unfaithful second wife Vanessa (Adrienne Barbeau), he decides to visit his son Jason Melon (Keith Gordon) with his driver Lou (Burt Young) at the campus of the university. He finds Jason without motivation to continue his academic life and without any friend but his outcast roommate Derek Lutz (Robert Downey Jr.). Thornton decides to join the university to change the life of his son and he learns that education cannot be bought.
"Back to School" is a comedy tailored for fans of Roger Dangerfield. There are good jokes but Roger Dangerfield is a sort of superman capable of anything. However the cast is great and there is at least a good message in the end. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Volta às Aulas" ("Back to Classes")
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