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Plain Clothes (1987)

To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Scott Frank (screenplay) (as A. Scott Frank), Scott Frank (story) (as A. Scott Frank) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arliss Howard ... Nick Dunbar
Suzy Amis ... Robin Torrence
George Wendt ... Chet Butler
Diane Ladd ... Jane Melway
Seymour Cassel ... Ed Malmburg
Larry Pine ... Dave Hechtor
Jackie Gayle ... Coach Zeffer
Abe Vigoda ... Mr. Wiseman
Robert Stack ... Mr. Gardner
Alexandra Powers ... Dawn-Marie Zeffer
Peter Dobson ... Kyle Kerns
Harry Shearer ... Simon Feck
Loren Dean ... Matt Dunbar
Reginald VelJohnson ... Captain Graff
Max Perlich ... Carter
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Storyline

Trying to get his brother out of jail, Nick has to bump his way out again from high school, find the murderer, keep his job as a policeman and run away from crazy little girls. Written by JS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An Undercover Nightmare.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1989 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$289,323
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Soundtrack features the song Nowhere To Run, which also features in the film The Warriors (1979) and is written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, who also co-wrote with Madonna her hit song Like a Virgin See more »

Quotes

Kyle: Tonight's the night, Nick.
Nick: Gee, that sounds really romantic, Kyle, but right now I can't.
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Soundtracks

AIN'T GOT NOBODY
Written by Billy Sherwood, Bruce Gowdy and Jodie Cortez
Performed by Billy Sherwood and Katey Sagal
Produced by Billy Sherwood
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Cute, funny
20 February 2002 | by dh0405See all my reviews

A sweet little film that's fun to watch. Arliss Howard's comedic talent is unappreciated and underestimated. He is assisted by fine veteran actors who look as if they are having a whale of a good time. The writing is surprisingly good for a low-budget flick.


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