A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students…
Release Year: 1987
Rating: 6.1/10 (7,146 voted)
Critic's Score: 27/100
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some.
Writers: Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev
Mr. Freddy Shoop
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop
Vice Principal Phil Gills
Francis 'Chainsaw' Gremp
Kelly Jo Minter
(as Kelly Minter)
Richard Steven Horvitz
Francis X. McCarthy
(as Frank McCarthy)
Lucy Lee Flippin
Substitute Teacher – Ms. Cura
At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher.
Release Date: 22 July 1987
Filming Locations: Charles Evans Hughes Jr. High School – 5607 Capistrano, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Did You Know?
On Shoop's left hand, you can see that he has injured one of his fingers and it appears to have been smashed. This occurred when Mark Harmon had to actually put out the fire on the couch during the party scene that grew quickly out of control.
When Mr. Shoop is trying to convince Wondermutt that Bob has come back by cutting a new doll's head off, he states something like, "Wondermutt, look, I found him – it's Bob" as he holds up the head. All the while his mouth is visible in the background and it does not move during the entire sentence.
[the classroom is the scene of a bloodbath]
What is wrong with you people?
It's just like you said Gills! We're psychopaths! Somebody better call the school nurse!
It Makes Me Laugh
This is not a great movie and it got bad reviews, but it stays in the movie
rotations of many television stations. Why? Because it is funny. Just
watch it and enjoy. It is really aimed at young teens and they will
probably like it best.