To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Release Year: 1986
Rating: 6.2/10 (12,333 voted)
Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young
Millionaire businessman Thornton Melon is upset when his son Jason announces that he is not sure about going to college. Thornton insists that college is the best thing he never had for himself, and to prove his point, he agrees to enroll in school along with his son. Thornton is a big hit on campus: always throwing the biggest parties, knowing all the right people, but is this the way to pass college?
Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Greg Fields
Dr. Diane Turner
Robert Downey Jr.
Dr. Phillip Barbay
M. Emmet Walsh
Dean David Martin
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Registration starts Friday, June 13, at theaters everywhere.
MGM Studios [United States] |
Release Date: 13 June 1986
Filming Locations: 1530 Orange Grove Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $9,300,000
(15 June 1986)
Did You Know?
Due to Rodney Dangerfield's contractual obligations with the Miller Brewing Company and his appearances in Miller Lite beer commercials at the time, only Miller beer was allowed to be shown in certain scenes (when Dangerfield goes to get a beer out of the refrigerator during the party at his house and during the large party at the college when the police arrive with extra beer).
Crew or equipment visible:
When the party ends and Thornton is swimming a boom mic operator is visible. After he dives in the camera cuts out and you clearly see a boom mic operator in the window behind the pool. He's wearing a red shirt and clearly holding something.
[limping off the diving board]
I have got a really bad cramp. I've been having really bad cramps all week.
It's probably menstrual.
Screw you, Melon!
Rodney Dangerfield made this movie with his hilarious one liners. I still
find myself quoting many of these lines which he delivers beautifully
throughout the movie. The more you watch it the funnier it gets, and I'll
watching it for a few more decades yet.