The Underachievers (1988)

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Danny Warren (Edward Albert) is a former minor-league shortstop who becomes a narc to uncover drug dealing in this situation comedy. Investigating at a high-school adult-education class, he falls for the tempting teacher Katherine, played by the exotic Barbara Carrera. Danny forgets the reward of $10,000 per arrest when he elects to continue his "education." He joins a colorful group of characters that includes ex-cons, illegal aliens, and brain-dead baby boomers who cause more trouble than their younger counterparts. Swimming classes and wine tasting serve as background for a series of comic catastrophes. Danny soon suspects Katherine's colleague Mrs. Grant (Susan Tyrell) of being in cahoots with the drug dealers, and Katherine and Mrs. Grant have a prolonged fight scene that is memorably funny.
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R
Genre:
Comedy
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LionsGate Entertainment

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Cast

Edward Albert
as Danny Warren
Barbara Carrera
as Katherine
Susan Tyrrell
as Mrs. Grant
Garrett Morris
as Dummont
Vic Tayback
as Coach
Jesse Aragon
as Carlos
Jewel Shepard
as Sci-Fi Teacher
Fox Harris
as Margrave
Judd Omen
as Corbin
Roslyn Kind
as Mrs. Rasseli
Monte Landis
as Carruthers
Carl Crew
as Thug 2
Rick Burks
as Thug 1
Alexander Folk
as INS Officer 2
Burt Ward
as Bowmont
Francine York
as June Patterson
Michael Dobo
as Correctional Officer
Benjamin Lum
as Angry Chinese Man
Roberto Contreras
as Hispanic Man
Ruth Britt
as Mexican Hooker
Glen Chin
as Chinese Man
Billy Frank
as Todd's Friend
Roxanne Cybelle
as Sleepy Kid
Kevin Alber
as Ball Player 2
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