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 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.

High School High
  • Movie
  • 86 minutes