High School High

Director:Hart Bochner
Writers:David Zucker, Robert LoCash and Pat Proft
Director of Photography:Vernon Layton
Editor:James R. Symons
Music:Ira Newborn
Production Designer:Dennis Washington
Producers: David Zucker, Robert LoCash and Gil Netter
TriStar; PG-13; 90 minutes
Cast:Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer and Louise Fletcher

Just another dumb comedy only a notch above a Pauly Shore vehicle, right? Far from it. High School High is loaded with visual gags and verbal jokes that will make even the most crusty curmudgeon chuckle. Rebelling against his uppity headmaster father, Richard Clark (Lovitz) takes a job as high-school teacher at the inner-city (Marion) Barry High. The school has as many problems as its namesake. Clark sees an opportunity to reform the school in Griff (Phifer), a tough kid who has the respect of the other students. It's no easy task and there are plenty of roadblocks, but Clark has the determined help of administrative assistant Victoria (Carrere).