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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Burt Ward
as Bowmont
Edward Albert
as Danny Warren
Barbara Carrera
as Katherine
Susan Tyrrell
as Mrs. Grant
Judd Omen
as Corbin
Garrett Morris
as Dummont
Kevin Alber
as Ball Player 2
Billy Frank
as Todd's Friend
Jesse Aragon
as Carlos
Vic Tayback
as Coach
Glen Chin
as Chinese Man
Fox Harris
as Margrave
Rick Burks
as Thug 1
Carl Crew
as Thug 2
Alexander Folk
as INS Officer 2
Francine York
as June Patterson
Jewel Shepard
as Sci-Fi Teacher
Benjamin Lum
as Angry Chinese Man
Monte Landis
as Carruthers
Roberto Contreras
as Hispanic Man
Roxanne Cybelle
as Sleepy Kid
Ruth Britt
as Mexican Hooker
Roslyn Kind
as Mrs. Rasseli
Michael Dobo
as Correctional Officer
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Rock-bottom drivel without single laugh in it.

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