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High School High Uplifting inner-city high school movies on the order of Dangerous Minds get an overdue but underinspired send-up in this occasionally funny...High School HighComedyPT86MPG-13 Uplifting inner-city high school movies on the order of Dangerous Minds get an overdue but underinspired send-up in this occasionally funny...1997-03-28Mekhi Phifer
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High School High

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Jon Lovitz, Mekhi Phifer; Director: Hart Bochner; Runtime (in minutes): 86; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Uplifting inner-city high school movies on the order of Dangerous Minds get an overdue but underinspired send-up in this occasionally funny spoof cowritten by David Zucker (The Naked Gun). Lovitz makes an amusing enough whipping post as a clueless white teacher who gives up his prep-school position to test his mettle at lawless Marion Barry High, where the vending machines dispense malt liquor and the principal (Louise Fletcher) patrols the halls swinging a baseball bat. But despite a steady stream of such typical Zucker sight gags, this parody’s pace is surprisingly slack. Even the TV tube’s reduced, sitcom-friendly confines aren’t enough to hide the holes of High School High.