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Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well.

Cast: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Laborteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Kelly Jo Minter

Director: Carl Reiner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Harmon proves that he can act stupid, and that's not enough to make the movie funny… You're supposed to like Freddy (Harmon), and you're supposed to like his brainless students… But you hate everybody. [24 July 1987]

  • It has a lack of ambition and energy that is almost total: It's the most this movie can do to roll over and ask for a little more lotion on its back. [22 July 1987]

  • Summer School is like summer school: you go, then quickly realize you would much rather be doing something else. [22 July 1987]

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