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Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 April 1985 (USA)
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

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Neal Israel

Writers:

Neal Israel (screenplay), Pat Proft (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray ... Dana Cannon
Jennifer Tilly ... Amy Hopkins
James Keach ... Deputy Halik
Brian Backer ... Scott Greeber
Ned Eisenberg ... Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ... Emma Jean
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Joan Pudillo
Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Loretta Houk
Fred Willard ... Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Lisa Hart Carroll ... Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ... Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Raoul Bienveneda
Willard E. Pugh ... Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Sally Kellerman ... Judge Nedra Henderson
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Storyline

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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This movie's been clocked at 55 laughs per minute! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les zéros de conduite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning of the film, where Deputies Halik and Morris ride off into the street on their motorcycles, there are two freeways signs noting "Birch Fwy". These were placards placed over the actual freeway signs, noting Harbor Freeway. The Los Angeles Police Department ordered the placards to be immediately removed after the scenes were filmed. See more »

Goofs

When class is dismissed on the first night of traffic school a shot from the back of the classroom shows a black gentleman in a red shirt exit quickly off to the right. When the shot cuts to the front of the room he is still standing next to Dana Cannon. (This goof may only be noticeable on the wide screen version.) See more »

Quotes

Dana Cannon: [whining] Dad, are we there yet? I'm hungry.
Deputy Halik: Shut up!
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Connections

References Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) See more »

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Every Boy's Got One
Performed by Julie Brown
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Sterling Smith
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Just Plain Fun
30 April 1999 | by TrtlervrSee all my reviews

Very hilarious! It's the only film I've ever known to have my mom laughing every 2 minutes less] while she watched. She was laughing so much, I had to stop what I was doing and go and see what was all the hubbub about. Even though it didn't receive great reviews, it's really entertaining. I like Dana's line after the car/bigrig collision -- "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going in their pants." Thanks :).


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