Summer School
Summer School (1987)

On the eve of his Hawaiian vacation, irresponsible high school teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is forced into teaching a summer-school class. His students are all malcontents and layabouts with the standard repertoire of teenaged… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score
61%
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58%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The moral is a sweet one: If you try, you never fail. The world is graded on a curve.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Another failure in Harmon's attempt to move from TV to the big screen.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Harmon has an easygoing attractiveness, but neither he nor anyone else seems comfortable with the film's antic pace. And for all its busyness, this comedy has no real focus, ricocheting from character to character with wearying abandon.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A comedy so listless, leisurely and unspirited that it was an act of the will for me to care about it, even while I was watching it.

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

Summer School might lack a hipster razor edge, but its funnybone personality is larger than life. It's a film I adore for its purity of intentions.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Here are some of Summer School's favorite things: idiocy, illiteracy, irresponsibility, drunkenness, dumbness and debauchery. Piqued?

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

A comic delight... Harmon and Alley are great together

Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Reiner keeps everything moving while letting Harmon do the heavy lifting as his young co-stars sprinkle the chuckles around.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I passed this while channel skipping on TV, and it looked like a young Jethro Gibbs. Sure enough Gibbs (Mark Harmon) - 25 years younger - is the main actor in… More
Nani Vang
This is one of those movies that would come on tv once in a while. I always enjoyed it everytime too.
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Cast: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Kelly Jo Minter, Richard Steven Horvitz,… More
Cassie Hill
FUNNY,AND IT HAS GOOD MESSAGES ABOUT NOT GIVING UP. THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME!!!! You also had to love Chainsaw and Dave. They were AWESOME!!!
AJ Verser
Yes this is a silly, predictable, teen/romance/school comedy, but it's just so much fun, I couldn't resist it's charms. I guess what I really… More
danny d
classic about a guy who gets his zipper stuck in the bathroom and misses 6 weeks of school

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