High School High (1996)




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In this comic send-up of dramas set in urban schools (such as Lean on Me and Dangerous Minds), Jon Lovitz plays Richard Clark, a teacher who is persuaded to give up his position at Wellington Academy, an upscale private school (where the receptionist cheerfully answers calls with the question "Are you white?"), to take over a class at Marion Barry High School in Inner City, U.S.A. Marion Barry High is a far cry from the ivory-tower atmosphere of Wellington; the statue in the courtyard holds a … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert LoCash, Pat Proft, David Zucker
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On DVD: Mar 31, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Richard Clark

as Victoria Chapell

as Mrs. Doyle

as Natalie Thompson

as Thaddeus

as Anferny Jefferson

as Miss Bernie Wells

as Miss Foley

as Mr. Arnott

as Griff's Mom

as Female Teacher

as Nurse

as African Translator

as Viet Translator

as Central American Tra...

as Mou Mou/Bartender

as Maitre d'

as Anchorwoman

as Thaddeus's Secretary

as Student With Paper

as Faculty Member

as Teacher

as Tourette's Kid

as Rookie Cop

as Security Officer

as Little Slut

as Asian Woman

as Drama Coach

as Woman smoking pipe

as Wellington Student

as Wellington Student

as Wellington Student

as Moaning Woman

as Watch Salesman

as Kid in Hallway

as Girl in Class

as Stripper

as Pizza Guy

as Singer

as Flowbee Announcer
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Critic Reviews for High School High

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (9)

Except for dated homages to Deer Hunter and Rebel Without a Cause, High tries to squeeze guffaws out of the crumbling educational system, not exactly gut-buster material.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 25, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Audience Reviews for High School High


Decent comedy, but never anything good, High School High is a fairly forgettable comedy film that uses stereotypes to create its humor. The film manages to be fun, but is never good because the script is poorly constructed and the gags get tiresome after a while. With that said, this film doesn't withstand multiple viewings. This is the type of comedy that doesn't stand the test of time. Most of the jokes here aren't that funny to begin with, and what is supposed to pass a humor, just isn't that funny to begin with. Overall this is a fun film with minor laughs throughout, but is never anything great. This film is quite forgettable in the long run, and it doesn't have the qualities necessary to be a very good comedy. As a whole, it's a decent film, but relies too much on stereotypes which just becomes tiresome. This film could have been much better and it had a good idea for its plot, but like I said too many stereotypes cloud this one from being a good. Memorable comedy and it just ends up being a decent film with a few laughs. Nonetheless it's a fun film, but is not that good. If you're looking for a decent comedy with minor laughs, then this is a must see. However keep in mind that this film is never anything good, simply a decent film. The film had potential of being much better than this, as it stands, it's funny, but lacks anything really memorable. This is the type of comedy to watch if you have nothing else better to do. Not a bad film, but not that good either. This film could have been much better.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Funny and terrible.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I don't care what anyone says, this is a hilarious movie and one of the best of its year. Jon Lovitz: "Oh my God." Tia Carrere: "What is it?" Jon: "You're still a virgin." Tia: "No I'm not!" *cat screeches loudly. One of the funniest parts of a movie, ever.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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