Summer School is a 1980s comedy film directed by Carl Reiner. The story revolves around a group of high school students who are forced to attend summer school in order to pass their respective classes and avoid being held back. The main character, Freddy Shoop, is a laid-back gym teacher who is assigned to teach the summer class, despite his initial reluctance. However, things quickly spiral out of control as the students prove to be a rowdy and unruly bunch, making the classroom experience chaotic and far from what Freddy had expected. Throughout the film, the students and their teacher go through a series of hilarious misadventures, ultimately leading to a heartwarming conclusion. Summer School is a feel-good movie that will make you laugh and leave you feeling good about life.
Released: July 22, 1987
Directed By: Carl Reiner
Written By: Jeff Franklin, Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev
Music By: Danny Elfman
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Kelly Jo Minter and a bunch of other actors.
Plot: 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.
Taglines: At Ocean Front High, what do they call a guy who cuts classes, hates homework, and lives for summer vacations? Teacher.
How did this movie do?Box Office: $36 Million
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