Back To School Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveVeteran actor Ned Beatty makes a memorable appearance in "Back to School" as Dean Martin, the College Administrator.
Thanks to StephanieOne of the last shots in the opening sequence of the film is of Rodney Dangerfield playing golf. This was taken from a previous film of his, "Caddyshack".
Thanks to HarpoSally Kellerman, who plays Rodney's English teacher and love interest in this film, was the original Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the movie M*A*S*H
Rewind ArchiveBack To School director Alan Metter also directed 80's favourite "Girls Just Want Have Fun" (1985) & Richard Pryor's "Moving" (1988).
Rewind ArchiveThe person hired to write the paper on Kurt Vonnegut is ... Kurt Vonnegut!
Thanks to SaraWhen Rodney Dangerfield is looking for his son on campus and goes on sorority row, you can see the letters of Delta Delta Delta chalked on the ground.
Thanks to Rob AndrewsJason's love interest in the movie is played by Terry Farrell. Terry was also seen in Poltergeist 2 and later cast as Judsea Dax in "Deep Space Nine". She also played the owner of the bar that Ted Danson hung out in his sitcom Becker.
Thanks to Ross TrimboliThe dive that Thornton Melon does in the movie is the "Triple Lindy". That may refer to a '30s dance called the Lindy Hop, named after Charles Lindbergh, the pilot.
Thanks to April AmosWilliam Zabka also played in the Karate Kid, and the guy who played Jason (Keith Gordon) actually played in Stephen King's "Christine".
Thanks to DavidThe actor who played the young version of Thornton Melon was Jason Hervey who also played Wayne Arnold in "The Wonder Years".
Thanks to BryanWilliam Zabka was Audrey's boyfriend Jack in "European Vacation".
Thanks to coandjsmommyBurt Young, who plays bodyguard and limo driver Lou, plays Paulie, Adriennes brother in the Rocky films.
Thanks to M NThe guy who plays Mellon's high-strung history teacher is none other than legendary comedian Sam Kinnison!
Thanks to coandjsmommyAdrienne Barbeau who plays Thorton's wife is also seen in John Carpenter's movies "The Fog" and "Escape from New York" and was once married to Carpenter.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Back To School".
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