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High School High | 1996 | PG-13 | - 4.4.5

Jon Lovitz teaches in a high school that is more of a military zone than an educational institution in this satire of all "teacher saves students" movies.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lovitz' bare buttocks, lots of other bare male buttocks. At a strip club, bikini clad breasts and G-string clad buttocks are wriggled in Lovitz' face. Kissing during a make-out. Lovitz fondles his girlfriend's clothed breasts. Lots of sexual innuendo including homosexual and bestiality references. Short skirts and cleavage revealing tops on the female students. Suggestive dancing: a woman rubs a scarf all over her clothed body and she is obviously enjoying it.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A student gags and dies on poisoned punch, a student writes on an arm with a knife and there's blood. An attempted rape that ends in a fistfight. Sometimes played for laughs: Lots of gang fights with shoving, kicking, scuffling; Students hit by a principal with a ball bat; Lovitz is pelted with spitballs, hit in the head with a loose floorboard, electrocuted by a light switch, falls/jumps off a bus onto a curb. Reckless driving, an explosion, kicks in the crotch.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word in a background song, an obscene gesture, a couple of scatological references, many mild obscenities and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Teaching, high school, gangs, drugs.

MESSAGE - Some students are worth saving; sanctimonious films about teachers saving their students are easily satirized.

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