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Back to School


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Comedy about a middle-aged, self-made millionaire who goes back to college starring
Rodney Dangerfield
When businessman Thornton
Melon unexpectedly visits his son Jason at university, he realises that his offspring is ill-equipped to face the real world. So he decides to enrol as a "freshman" - to get an education at the same time as teaching Jason a thing or two.
Then he meets English teacher Diane Turner.
Director Alan Metier (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58


Unknown: Rodney Dangerfield
Unknown: Diane Turner.
Director: Alan Metier
Thornton Melon: Rodney Dangerfield
Jason Melon: Keith Gordon
Diane Turner: Sally Kellerman
Lou: Burt Young
Derek: Robert Downey Jr
PhilipBarbay: Paxton Whitehead
Valerie: Desmond Terryfarrell
Vanessa: Adrienne Barbeau
Dean Martin: Ned Beatty
Coach Turnbull: Memmet Walsh
Chas: William Zabka
Dr Barazini: Severn Darden
Professor Terguson: Sam Kinison
Marge: Edie McClurg
Giorgio: Robert Picardo
Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Kurt Vonnegut Jr

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