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Back to School (1986)

10 Ratings: 2.3
Comedy movie directed by Alan Metter

In the mid-1980s, standup comic Rodney Dangerfield underwent a renewed wave of popularity, finding a surprisingly enthusiastic baby-boomer audience. What else to do but make a movie that shows off Dangerfield's alternately knowing and boorish humor? … see full wiki

Director: Alan Metter
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about Back to School (1986)
review by . May 19, 2009
Back to School (1986) was a surprise hit for stand up comedian actor Rodeny Dangerfield. After making a big impression with audiences with his spot in the golf comedy Caddyshack and a lead role in Easy Money, his star was slowly rising. But it was this film that cemented his spot in American pop culture as a true icon of the 80's and a transition star.    Rodney stars as Thorton Melon (nee Meloni) a successful entrepreneur who had to drop out of school when he was younger to …
review by . March 23, 2009
Rodney plays Thornton Mellon, a successful businessman married to Vanessa (Adrienne Barbiou) who fools around with any man she can find. Thornton does not really care because he is worried that his son Jason is failing in college and may drop out.     In order to keep his son in school, Thornton has to go there himself and do something he has never done - study for himself.     Thornton's problems are compounded by Phillip, the know-it-all Business professor …
review by . January 27, 2005
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Rodney plays Thornton Mellon, a successful businessman married to Vanessa (Adrienne Barbiou) who fools around with any man she can find. Thornton does not really care because he is worried that his son Jason is failing in college and may drop out.    In order to keep his son in school, Thornton has to go there himself and do something he has never done - study for himself.    Thornton's problems are compounded by Phillip, the know-it-all Business professor …
review by . September 13, 2003
In the mid 1980's, Rodney Dangerfield had a surge of popularity, after starring in hits like CADDYSHACK and EASY MONEY. BACK TO SCHOOL is arguably his second-best film, in which Dangerfield portrays an obnoxious businessman who goes back to school, with the intentions of helping his discouraged son (Keith Gordon). There's enough jokes and comedy in here to last the whole film, thus it's very, very entertaining. Dangerfield is great, displaying a type of charm as he attempts to start a relationship …
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