High School High

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High School High ★★½ 1996 (PG-13)

Idealistic teacher Richard Clark (Lovitz) leaves the private school world for notorious inner city Marion Barry High. This school is so bad it has its own cemetery (it's a parody, folks), but Clark is determined to get through to the kids. “Clockers” star Phifer shows up as a helpful student. Penned by David Zucker of “Airplane!” fame, so don't expect a “Mr. Holland's Opus.” 86m/C VHS, DVD . Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Louise Fletcher, Malinda Williams; D: Hart Bochner; W: Pat Proft, David Zucker, Robert Locash; C: Vernon Layton; M: Ira Newborn.