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Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School ★★★ 1979 (PG)

The music of the Ramones highlights this non-stop high-energy cult classic about a high school out to thwart the principal at every turn. If it had been made in 1957, it would have been the ultimate rock 'n' roll teen movie. As it is, its 1970s' milieu works against it, but the performances are perfect for the material and the Ramones are great. Songs include “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” and the title track, among others. Followed less successfully by “Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever.” ♫Teenage Lobotomy; Blitzkrieg Bop; I Wanna Be Sedated; Rock and Roll High School. 94m/C VHS, DVD, UMD . P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young, Mary Woronov, Alix Elias, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Don Steele, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone; D: Allan Arkush; W: Joe Dante, Russ Dvonch, Joseph McBride, Richard Whitley; C: Dean Cundey; M: The Ramones.

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