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PG-13| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
High-school history teacher Richard Clark (Jon Lovitz) leaves the prestigious Wellington Academy and heads to inner-city Marion Barry High. He aims to inspire the D-grade students there, no matter what it takes, including holding chicken races, though he also finds time to flirt with a fellow teacher (Tia Carrere). But when the clueless Clark tries helping a struggling student (Mekhi Phifer) who wants to learn, he finds himself in the middle of a gang turf war.

Cast: Jon Lovitz , Tia Carrere , Louise Fletcher , Mekhi Phifer , Malinda Williams , Guillermo Diaz , Lexie Bigham , Gil Espinoza

Directors: Hart Bochner , Sasha Harari

Genres: Comedy

High School High (1996)

Release Date: October 25th, 1996|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Stupid yet cogent, High School High is a rapid-fire gag machine that's dopey enough to get belly laughs and smart enough to earn a C-plus as engaging entertainment. show more

  • 25
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Face it. Parody comedies are no longer a laughing matter. [25 October 1996, p.5D] show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie makes two mistakes: (1) It isn't very funny, and (2) it makes the crucial error of taking its story seriously and angling for a happy ending. show more

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