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      Summer School

      PG-13 Released Jul 22, 1987 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy List
      57% 35 Reviews Tomatometer 58% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Erin M One of the best 80's comedies!!! I had this recorded on vhs tape as a teenager and watched that tape many times. Recently bought the dvd and it still holds up and is a great laugh. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 36 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/23 Full Review Steve D A lot of it wouldn't fly today but it has its own strange charm. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/04/23 Full Review G W How can you not like this ? nice relaxed easygoing little summery flick. Got some smiles and grins from me anyhow. And the EG Daily song is fun, first couple couplets anyway. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/06/22 Full Review Audience Member Oh boy! This has not aged well. There are some problematic elements that I'm sure modern audiences would have a field day with. But for those who grew up with it, or horror fans or those just looking to have fun with a silly 80s comedy, you should be having a great time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/22 Full Review felipe l It's incredible 80's comedy movie. Very fun! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Summer School

      Summer School: Official Clip - Driving Lessons Summer School: Official Clip - Driving Lessons 2:12 Summer School: Official Clip - Hot For Teacher Summer School: Official Clip - Hot For Teacher 2:00 Summer School: Official Clip - Tall, Dark, and Tidy Summer School: Official Clip - Tall, Dark, and Tidy 1:36 Summer School: Official Clip - Negotiations Summer School: Official Clip - Negotiations 2:12 Summer School: Official Clip - We're Psychopaths! Summer School: Official Clip - We're Psychopaths! 2:05 Summer School: Official Clip - Now That's Teaching Summer School: Official Clip - Now That's Teaching 2:07 Summer School: Official Clip - First Day of Class Summer School: Official Clip - First Day of Class 2:02 Summer School: Official Clip - Ladies Night Summer School: Official Clip - Ladies Night 1:30 Summer School: Official Clip - Let's Start Over Summer School: Official Clip - Let's Start Over 1:01 Summer School: Official Clip - Ain't No English Teacher Summer School: Official Clip - Ain't No English Teacher 1:04 View more videos

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      Hal Boedeker Miami Herald Boy, is it dumb. But boy, is it funny. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 16, 2021 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press An endearing, convulsively funny and faintly thoughtful hot-weather entertainment. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Kristin Battestella InSession Film The number of students changes, the big test doesn’t mean much, and the parents are inexplicably pleased with the havoc, but such charming preposterousness makes for a laid back re-watch. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media It's another '80s comedy that the teens of the '80s who are now parents of the 21st century are likely to be shocked and appalled by the dated and iffy content. Rated: 2/5 Mar 1, 2022 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Akron Beacon Journal Director Carl Reiner, a veteran of television comedy and movies as well as being a performer, is an old hand at milking a script for laughs. With this one, he must have really squeezed. Rated: 2/4 Aug 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Carl Reiner
      Executive Producer
      Marc Trabulus
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Franklin
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 22, 1987, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $33.3M
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