Back to School (1986)

Shakespeare for Everyone

Thornton (Rodney Dangerfield) creates a distraction during registration and then buys books for everyone.

Directed by Alan Metter.

Released in 1986 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Late Night Comedies
  • mood: Angry
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  • primary-occasion: School Events
  • primary-occasion: Other
  • secondary-occasion: First Day of School
  • secondary-occasion: Let's Go Shopping!
  • secondary-occasion: College
  • prop: Credit Card
  • prop: Book
  • prop: Limo
  • setting: Bookstore
  • setting: College
  • theme: Generosity
  • theme: Wealth
  • theme: Deception
  • actor: Paxton Whitehead
  • actor: Keith Gordon
  • actor: Terry Farrell
  • actor: Robert Downey Jr.
  • actor: Rodney Dangerfield
  • actor: Sally Kellerman
  • actor: William Zabka
  • director: Alan Metter
  • producer: Harold Ramis
  • producer: Chuck Russell
  • producer: Michael Endler
  • producer: Estelle Endler
  • cinematographer: Thomas E. Ackerman
  • composer: Danny Elfman
  • editor: David Rawlins
  • costume-designer: Durinda Wood
  • production-designer: David L. Snyder
  • role-name: Chas
  • role-name: Valerie Desmond
  • role-name: Derek
  • role-name: Jason Melon
  • role-name: Dr. Phillip Barbay
  • role-name: Thornton Melon
  • role-name: Dr. Diane Turner
  • screenwriter: Harold Ramis
  • screenwriter: Rodney Dangerfield
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  • year: 1986
  • studio: MGM