High School High (1996)

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH is another everything-but-the-kitchen-sink spoof 
from David Zucker, who is (and will remain) better known for his 
work on AIRPLANE!, TOP SECRET!, and the NAKED GUN movies.  He co-
wrote and produced this slim send-up of DANGEROUS MINDS, with Jon 
Lovitz as the inner-city teacher determined to make a difference.  
This is the first starring role for Lovitz, whose slippery wit is 
undermined by an understocked script.  (More gags please.)  That 
the tone is more serious than silly doesn't help.  Co-star Louise 
Fletcher has some fun as the tough-as-a-Ratchet principal, but Tia 
Carrere's love interest should've been left on the cutting room 
floor.  She doesn't have a funny bone in her body.  (Rated "R"/86 

Grade: C-

Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: October 27, 1996

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