Back to School

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  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.7  (28,748)
  • 68

In this comedy, Rodney Dangerfield plays Thornton Melon who is a fun loving and affluent father of a student in college. Thornton's son, Jason, is not doing very well in his studies so Thornton decides to return to school to support his son. While doing so, obnoxious Thornton turns the school upside down by throwing lavish parties and making lots of much younger friends. Jason Melon wants to be on the diving team but lacks confidence and is often picked on by the other swimmers. Thornton, who in his college years had perfected an amazing dive, decides to help his son with his social and diving problems. Unfortunately for Thornton, he gets into a lot of hot water of his own with the Dean of the college. This occurs because he tries to put the moves on the Dean's love interest and also challenges the Dean's control of his school. This movie has an all star cast including Sam Kinison, Robert Downey Jr., M. Emmet Walsh and many others.

Back to School
Back To School (Trailer 1)
Back To School (Trailer 1)

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Back To School
Back To School

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Description
In this comedy, Rodney Dangerfield plays Thornton Melon who is a fun loving and affluent father of a student in college. Thornton's son, Jason, is not doing very well in his studies so Thornton decides to return to school to support his son. While doing so, obnoxious Thornton turns the school upside down by throwing lavish parties and making lots of much younger friends.

Jason Melon wants to be on the diving team but lacks confidence and is often picked on by the other swimmers. Thornton, who in his college years had perfected an amazing dive, decides to help his son with his social and diving problems. Unfortunately for Thornton, he gets into a lot of hot water of his own with the Dean of the college. This occurs because he tries to put the moves on the Dean's love interest and also challenges the Dean's control of his school.

This movie has an all star cast including Sam Kinison, Robert Downey Jr., M. Emmet Walsh and many others.

Back to School is a 1986 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 68.

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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (28,748)
  • Metascore
    68