Freddy the gym teacher has to teach remedial English in summer (high) school, if he wants tenure. As he can only teach gym and his students want fun, emphasis is on "field trips" - until he's fired unless all his students pass the test.
Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.Written by
Most of the extras in the film that play the "bad kids" in the detention scene, and around campus, weren't thugs at all. They were football players from the various high schools in the area. They were chosen mostly because they could tower over the actors and actresses, and look menacing. See more »
When Watts is shooting craps with the off-duty waiters behind the restaurant, as she counts out the money to place her next bet she's holding a cigarette in her left hand. In the next shot, her cigarette is in her right hand. See more »
[referring to Watts driving them on their date]
So, do you always bring an extra girl when you go out?
Well, I like to cover my bets.
That's very cute. I'll have to remember that.
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UK theatrical version was cut (ca. 3 sec) to secure a 'PG' rating. Uncut version was released on video with a '15' rating. In 2002 the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and rated '12'. See more »
Mary stuart Masterson plays a girl who has a crush on Eric Stoltz who has been friends with her for a long time but she never has told her feelings. When Stoltz starts hanging around with the rich crowd and falls for the snobby beauty queen Lea Thomson Masterson fears she may lose him. A well scripted comedy romance drama slice of life that John Hughes does right every now and then. on a scale of one to ten..8
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