Back to School (1986)
Front Cover Actor
Rodney Dangerfield Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman Diane
Burt Young Lou
Keith Gordon Jason Melon
M. Emmet Walsh Coach Turnbull
Robert Downey, Jr. Derek
Paxton Whitehead Philip Barbay
Adrienne Barbeau Vanessa
Terry Farrell Valerie
William Zabka Chas
Robert Downey Jr.
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Alan Metter
Studio Orion; MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 36 mins
Country USA
Color Color
In the mid-1980s, standup comic Rodney Dangerfield underwent a renewed wave of popularity, finding a surprisingly enthusiastic baby-boomer audience. What else to do but make a movie that shows off Dangerfield's alternately knowing and boorish humor? This may not be on the AFI list of great films, but it delivers laughs aplenty in its story of a rough-edged tycoon who made his fortune in clothes for the stout and tall and decides to attend college in order to be closer to his son (Keith Gordon). There's not much plot, but lots of room for Dangerfield's one-line riffs. The goggle-eyed comic veteran displays surprising charm, enough to make his romance with professor Sally Kellerman believable. Look for cameos by late comedian Sam Kinison and author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
My Rating 6
Seen It Yes
Index 978
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/11/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 027616896919
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen