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Back to School (13-Jun-1986)

Director: Alan Metter

Writers: Rodney Dangerfield; Greg Fields; Steven Kampmann; Will Porter; Harold Ramis; Dennis Snee; Peter Torokvei

Music by: Danny Elfman

Producer: Chuck Russell

Keywords: Comedy

Self-made millionaire Thorton Melon, fresh from a divorce, checks in with his son enrolled at an exclusive university, but Jason is dissatisfied and may drop out. To encourage him, Thornton enrolls to complete his own unfinished education. Very funny comedy, tailor-made for Rodney Dangerfield. A rumored remake starring Cedric the Entertainer has thankfully never surfaced.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adrienne Barbeau
11-Jun-1945   Swamp Thing
Ned Beatty
6-Jul-1937   Deliverance
Rodney Dangerfield
22-Nov-1921 5-Oct-2004 Never did get no respect
Severn Darden
9-Nov-1929 27-May-1995 Second City
Robert Downey, Jr.
4-Apr-1965   Iron Man
Danny Elfman
29-May-1953   Oingo Boingo, movie composer
Terry Farrell
19-Nov-1963   Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: DS9
Keith Gordon
3-Feb-1961   Christine
Jason Hervey
6-Apr-1972   Wayne Arnold on The Wonder Years
Sally Kellerman
2-Jun-1937   Hot Lips in M*A*S*H
Sam Kinison
8-Dec-1953 10-Apr-1992 Caustic stand-up comic
Edie McClurg
23-Jul-1951   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Michael McGrady
30-Mar-1960   Det. Salinger on Southland
Robert Picardo
27-Oct-1953   Holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager
Kurt Vonnegut
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
M. Emmet Walsh
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor
Burt Young
30-Apr-1940   Paulie in Rocky
William Zabka
20-Oct-1965   Opponent of The Karate Kid


Rodney Dangerfield   ...   Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman   ...   Diane
Burt Young   ...   Lou
Keith Gordon   ...   Jason Melon
Robert Downey, Jr.   ...   Derek
William Zabka   ...   Chas
Paxton Whitehead   ...   Phillip Barbay
Adrienne Barbeau   ...   Vanessa
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   Coach Turnbull
Terry Farrell   ...   Valerie
Ned Beatty   ...   Dean Martin
Severn Darden   ...   Dr. Barazini
Sam Kinison   ...   Prof. Terguson
Robert Picardo   ...   Giorgio
Kurt Vonnegut   ...   Himself
Edie McClurg   ...   Marge
Sarah Abrell   ...   Sorority Girl
Dana Allison   ...   Young Woman
Boris Aplon   ...   Tony Meloni
Nora Boland   ...   Agnes
Kimberlin Brown   ...   Girl in Dorm Hallway
Lisa Denton   ...   Lisa
Bob Drew   ...   Contractor
Holly Hayes   ...   Girl in the Crowd
Jason Hervey   ...   Young Thornton
Leslie Huntly   ...   Coed #1
James Ingersoll   ...   Judge
Michael McGrady   ...   Player #1
Santos Morales   ...   Bartender
Beth Peters   ...   Mrs. Stuyvesant
Phil Rubenstein   ...   Executive #1
Timothy Stack   ...   Trendy Man
Steve Sweeney   ...   Security Guard
Stacey Toten   ...   Hot Tub Girl
John Young   ...   Executive #2
Brad Zutaut   ...   Petey
Josh Saylor   ...   Student in Diane's Class
William Grauer   ...   Drunken Student
Kristen Aldrich   ...   Girl in Diane's Class
Beck LeBeau   ...   Hot Tub Girl
Tricia Hill   ...   Lisa's Friend
Jill D. Merin   ...   Girl at Dorm Party
John James   ...   Man in Stands
Eric Alver   ...   Student at Fraternity Party
Theresa Lyons   ...   Cashier
Dallas Winkler   ...   Rodettes
Lisa Le Cover   ...   Rodettes
Kimberlee Carlson   ...   Rodettes
"Twist & Shout" Band
Curtis Stone   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Michael Reid   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Cactus Moser   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Brian O'Dougherty   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Davey Faragher   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Cliffie Stone   ...   Twist & Shout Band Member
Oingo Boingo
Danny Elfman   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
Leon Schneiderman   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
Steven Bartek   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
Dale Turner   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
John Hernandez   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
John Avila   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
Sam Phipps   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member
Mike Bacich   ...   Oingo Boingo Band Member


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