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Night School (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 September 2018 (USA)
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A group of high school dropouts are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

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Malcolm D. Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Teddy
Tiffany Haddish ... Carrie
Rob Riggle ... Mackenzie
Romany Malco ... Jaylen
Taran Killam ... Stewart
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Lisa
Al Madrigal ... Luis
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Theresa
Keith David ... Gerald
Anne Winters ... Mila
Fat Joe ... Bobby
Ben Schwartz ... Marvin
Yvonne Orji ... Maya
Bresha Webb ... Denise
Jeff Rose ... Isaac
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Storyline

In 2001, high-school student Teddy Walker drops out of school when he's unable to concentrate during a crucial test. In 2018 he works as a barbecue-grill salesman and dating a wealthy woman named Lisa, and has developed a careful financial strategy that allows him to maintain the illusion that he is better off than he actually is. But his life falls apart just as he learns that he will inherit control of the store when the current manager retires: As he proposes to Lisa in the shop, he accidentally triggers an explosion when a champagne cork pops open a gas tank; the manager runs away with the insurance from the explosion. Teddy's friend is willing to give him a job--if he can earn his GED.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug references and violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night School See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,257,615, 30 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,339,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,982,380, 6 January 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Hart and Romany Malco had a scene together in the 40 Year Old Virgin. See more »

Goofs

There is an entire scene at the start of the film at the dinner table when Teddy's sister and father tell him that standardized tests give you 400 points for writing your legal name on the test, yet when he takes the GED, you see him type his nickname in the cover page. See more »

Quotes

Mila: Aren't you a little old to be a pop-star?
Luis: Aren't you a little young to die?
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Ya!
Written by André Benjamin (as Andre Benjamin)
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A few laughs, but hollow...
29 September 2018 | by aburganSee all my reviews

I was hoping for something polished and well done, like "Girls Trip", but this isn't even close. Good for a few laughs, but lacks depth and quality.


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