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The Principal (1987)

A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

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Christopher Cain

Writer:

Frank Deese
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Rick Latimer (as James Belushi)
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Jake Phillips
Rae Dawn Chong ... Hilary Orozco
Michael Wright ... Victor Duncan
J.J. Cohen ... White Zac
Esai Morales ... Raymi Rojas
Troy Winbush ... 'Baby' Emile
Jacob Vargas ... Arturo Diego
Thomas Ryan Thomas Ryan ... Robert Darcy
Reggie Johnson ... Jojo
Kelly Jo Minter ... Treena Lester (as Kelly Minter)
Ruth Beckford Ruth Beckford ... Mrs. Jenkins
Julian Brooks Julian Brooks ... Kevin
Joan Valderrama Joan Valderrama ... Secretary
Rick Hamilton Rick Hamilton ... Mr. Harkley
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Storyline

Rick Latimer is a teacher who gets a job as the principal of a school with a very bad reputation. In fact, his transfer there is a kind of punishment because he beat his wife's boyfriend. So, Rick finds himself in a school where drugs, knives and guns are very usual things... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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He's teaching the students at Brandel High two words... NO MORE. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prinzipal - Einer gegen alle See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,297,710, 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$19,734,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,734,940
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bar where Latimer sees his wife was the now-defunct Johnny B. Goode's on Webster St. in Alameda. See more »

Goofs

Around the 19 minute mark, in a close-up of Gossett in Belushi's office, there is a boom mic reflection in the window behind him. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: [processing Latimer for attacking Kim's divorce attorney] Occupation?
Rick Latimer: [sarcastic grin] School teacher!
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Soundtracks

Jingo
Performed by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Produced by: Jellybean Benítez
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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good Belushi movie
27 June 2000 | by awlauterSee all my reviews

In order to like this film I think one has to like James Belushi. SInce I do, I found this film entertaining and exciting. Belushi takes a job as a principal at a tough inner city high school where he must contend with many problems there. Louis Gossett Jr. also turns in a strong performance as the custodian who befriends Belushi.


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