Three O'Clock High (1987)
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as Jerry Mitchell
as Buddy Revell
as Brei Mitchell
as Franny Perrins
as Vincent Costello
as Mr. Rice
as Karen Clarke
as Mr. O'Rourke
as Detective Mulvahill
as Bruce Chalmer
as Scott Cranston
as Mark Bojeekus
as Craig Mattey
as Duke Herman
as Mrs. Phillips
as Miss Farmer
as Miss Vail
as Mr. Medved
as Nurse Palmer
as Nerdy Kid
as Hall Monitor
as Jock #3
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Critic Reviews for Three O'Clock High
Three O'Clock High deserves a slot next to other '80s classics like "Ferris Bueller," "Sixteen Candles" and "Better Off Dead.
A very unique and entertaining high school comedy with an important message...
A better than average high-school comedy stylishly directed by a young Phil (State of Grace) Joanou.
The screenplay writers throw the story away in a finale which celebrates the machismo the rest of the film mocks.
A quick burst of harmless fun, featuring stunning camerawork by Barry Sonnenfeld
Hilarious little cult film about the perils of high school
Audience Reviews for Three O'Clock High
When you think of classic 80's teen films, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink and all other John Hughes films quickly come to mind. But like the horror genre, there has been other great films overshadowed by the more popular films. I think that this is the case with Three O'clock High. This is a superb Teen comedy that has had the misfortunate of being a forgotten gem of the genre. This is a well acted film, one that has impressive performances from its lead actors, and the film also some well written characters as well. Three O'clock High is a real treat, and everything about the film is very well done in such a way that it capture the feel of high school, along with its dilemmas. The film features an astounding soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, whose music greatly enhances some key scenes, which is only perfected by Cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld. Sonnefeld's camerawork is terrific here, and the way that he has lensed the film adds something quite unique to the atmosphere of the film. Three O'clock High is a terrific picture, one that deserves to be rediscovered. I think it's a great shame that the film got overshadowed by other genre film, but hopefully you can rediscover this hidden gem. This is a very funny film, one that uses its cast quite well, and if you enjoy this genre, you're definitely going to love this film. With some wonderful performances by Casey Siemaszko and Richard Tyson, you have a highly entertaining comedy that is never boring, and even if it's not perfect, you can forget its flaws, and enjoy this film for what it is, a forgotten teen comedy that is well worth a second look. If you've enjoyed all of the films by John Hughes, but want a film of the same decade, that has effective comedy, teen angst and other issues, Three O'clock High is well worth seeing, and is is one of the best forgotten 80's comedies that I have seen.
This hilarious teen comedy is a lot of fun, I love it, it should be added to the list of essential 80s teen movies! I highly recommend it.
Three O'clock High is a funny 80's high school underdog story. So fun!
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