By Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 08, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

High School High

B-
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  • Movie
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The Naked Gun writing team and actor-turned-director Hart Bochner do unto the stereotype of inner-city high schools what needs to be done to stereotyped inner-city high schools — parody them silly — in the high-flying, low-comedy production High School High. Jon Lovitz (the master thespian himself) stars as the underachiever son of a private-school headmaster who takes a job at Marion Barry High School (tee-hee) for the love of teaching. Ha! The place is a battleground. The principal — redoubtable Louise Fletcher, born to play slapstick gorgons — stands guard with a baseball bat. The vending machine dispenses bottles of malt liquor already in paper bags. Can Lovitz, assisted by a game Tia Carrere, turn a class full of discarded teens into students and stop a local drug dealer in the process? Duh. At one point, Lovitz amuses himself by trying a home-shopping appliance with wriggling mechanical fingers, called a Scrotum Isolator. Well, you had to be there … B-

High School High

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 86 minutes
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