Three O'Clock High (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Oct 9, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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The first feature film from director Phil Joanou (State of Grace), Three O' Clock High chronicles a high school nerd's much hyped after-school bout with the infamous class bully. When the impish Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) is assigned to interview the new transfer student with a supposedly violent past, Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), he makes the fatal mistake of touching his subject. Revell, who hates being touched, responds by challenging the unwilling Mitchell to a fight at three o'clock in the parking lot. Spanning the course of the school day, the film follows the disaster-bound Mitchell as he soils his good-boy image through various misguided attempts at averting the fight. Also making noteworthy appearances in the film are Jeffrey Tambor and Philip Baker Hall.

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boy, bully, coming-of-age, high-school, journalism, school, student, teenagers