Summer School 1987

Summer School

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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 & Crew

Mark Harmon
Mr. Freddy Shoop
Kirstie Alley
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop
Robin Thomas
Vice Principal Phil Gills
Patrick Laborteaux
Kevin Winchester
Dean Cameron
Francis 'Chainsaw' Gremp
Gary Riley
Dave Frazier
Kelly Jo Minter
Denise Green
Ken Olandt
Larry Kazamias
Shawnee Smith
Rhonda Altobello
Marc Trabulus
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Critic Reviews for Summer School

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  • Sep 18, 2012
    I passed this while channel skipping on TV, and it looked like a young Jethro Gibbs. Sure enough Gibbs (Mark Harmon) - 25 years younger - is the main actor in this movie about a phys-ed teacher getting through to a bunch of remedial students.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2011
    Yes this is a silly, predictable, teen/romance/school comedy, but it's just so much fun, I couldn't resist it's charms. I guess what I really need is a sensitive, intelligent guy who can rollerskate. Anyway, I really enjoyed this movie, and I highly recommend it if you want to see something funny and entertaining this summer.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2009
    Cast: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Kelly Jo Minter, Richard Steven Horvitz, Fabiana Udenio, Francis X. McCarthy, Tom Troupe, Lucy Lee Flippin, Ken Olandt, Shawnee Smith Director: Carl Reiner Summary: When school lets out for the summer, gym teacher Freddy Shoop can't wait to hightail it to Hawaii with his girlfriend for a vacation. But when the teacher who's supposed to teach remedial English wins the lottery, Shoop gets roped into the job. My Thoughts: "One of my favorites from the 80's. It's funny, silly, and predictable. The character's are not that fascinating, but they're fun and so is the movie. The movie always puts me in a good mood after seeing it. It's a reminder of how simple a great teen comedy film use to be before it was all about sex and drugs. Just a simple fun film. See it if you haven't had the chance and if your a fan of 80's cinema like myself."
  • Dec 16, 2008
    This is one of those movies that would come on tv once in a while. I always enjoyed it everytime too.
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