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Robert Downey Jr. is superb as the 'eccentric' Derek Lutz...
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1986 Comedy movie starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman et al.
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Veteran actor Ned Beatty makes a memorable appearance in "Back to School" as Dean Martin, the College Administrator.
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One 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".
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Sally 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
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Back To School director Alan Metter also directed 80's favourite "Girls Just Want Have Fun" (1985) & Richard Pryor's "Moving" (1988).
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The person hired to write the paper on Kurt Vonnegut is ... Kurt Vonnegut!
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When 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.
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Jason'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.
Contributed by: Ross Trimboli
The 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.
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William Zabka also played in the Karate Kid, and the guy who played Jason (Keith Gordon) actually played in Stephen King's "Christine".
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The actor who played the young version of Thornton Melon was Jason Hervey who also played Wayne Arnold in "The Wonder Years".
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William Zabka was Audrey's boyfriend Jack in "European Vacation".
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Burt Young, who plays bodyguard and limo driver Lou, plays Paulie, Adriennes brother in the Rocky films.
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The guy who plays Mellon's high-strung history teacher is none other than legendary comedian Sam Kinnison!
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Adrienne 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.
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