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This movie is awesome! Its funny, interesting and it makes you look back to the good old days in high school. I watched it recently for the first time on tv and liked it a lot and decided I wanted it in my personal collection. I couldn't believe I didn't see this movie before, noone ever told me about it so I never got to see it until now. This movie so worth seeing! The movie is about a group of high school students who were not doing so well in school so they had to take summer school. They had a P.E. teacher who was a lazy outgoing guy who did not know how to teach. They got into all sorts of trouble with him. The school found out about his mischevious little deeds with the students. He was given a chance to prove himself, the students had to pass the summer school test with a 70+ out of 100. They wouldn't listen to him so he had to bribe them into listening to him. He was very fond of the teacher next door and asked her to help him with teaching. Soon he began teaching the class and they were improving at a quick rate. One of his students falls in love with him, (she is really cute) she asks if she can stay at his place he tells she can until she finds herself a better place, then things get out of hand as she starts to act as if they are married. He kicks her out and she is heartbroken. The movie has a inspirational ending, as he fails to pass everyone with a 70+ but is saved by the fact that he taught the students at a tremendous rate as their scores were nearly double the usual.
Here's Mark Harmon(NCIS's "Gibbs") back when he was as hot as you imagined he probably once was. And Kirstie Alley has a chemistry with Harmon that works well too. But the movie gets most of its entertainment from the wacky kids to whom poor Mr. Shoop (Harmon) is forced to teach remedial English as a summer school class. His choice is teach this class and sacrifice his summer plans to go to Hawaii, or get fired and lose his tenure. Problem is... he's a Phys Ed teacher and his students aren't exactly the learning type. A fun movie with a lot of laughs I've loved since it came out in 1987.
My sister is going through a nostalgic movie period. She's is wanting all the old 80's movies we used to watch on tv as a kid. So I got her Summer School for her birthday.
The movie is about as good as it was in the '80's. I think the best part is the nostalgic value. However I think we watched the edited for tv edition. I do not remember the language being that bad. There is also the scene where they stage the classroom to look like a horror movie to freak out a substitute teacher. It was a lot gorier that I remember. All that aside it's a great movie about a teacher who gives up his life and summer (unwillingly) to help a bunch of rejected kids pass their state english exam, during summer school.
I saw this movie in the theater when it was first released. Movies were actually affordable in those days- and enjoyable to watch. "Summer School" has its funny moments, its silly moments, but also a suprisingly positive message for a comedy. Back in those days (the late 1980's) the entertainment industry was still quite tame. The dirty jokes and strong language in this movie are down to a minimum, in favor of humor and good clean fun, something you will not see in a movie today. The high school troublemakers are more fun-loving than threatening, and actually learn something by the end of the summer school course- again, something you would not see in any movie today.
I purchased "Summer School" on DVD, because I have long very much enjoyed this film. Additionally, my old VHS copy has been worn down considerably by lots of watching. "Summer School" is an excellent, light-hearted comedy that is always very easy to watch; even after a hard day. A great movie to enjoy and forget about life's troubles for awhile. Mark Harmon and Courtney Thorne-Smith's acting are second to none. This film is about a laid-back teacher (Harmon) relegated to teaching a class of likeable misfits. He not only teaches them remedial English, (and gets half of them to pass their basic reading and writing skills test), but he also teaches them a number of life lessons in general. A jerk assitant principal as well as an honest and competent principal round out the film nicely. All in all a load of laughs and a good story as well.