Rock 'n' Roll High School

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"Will your school be NEXT?"
  • PG
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (11,077)
  • 70

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Allan Arkush and produced by Roger Corman. It stars P.J. Soles as Riff Randall, Vincent Van Patten as Tom Roberts, and Clint Howard as Eaglebauer, and features the punk rock band The Ramones. The movie tells the story of a group of high school students who are determined to see their favorite band, The Ramones, perform in their school.

The movie is set in Vince Lombardi High School, where Riff Randall is a rebellious student. She loves rock music, and her ultimate dream is to see The Ramones perform live. However, strict Principal Togar (Mary Woronov) has banned rock music in the school, and anyone caught with it is punished severely. Riff is determined to change this and decides to take matters into her own hands.

Riff and her friends come up with a plan to get The Ramones to perform at their school. They create a petition and go door-to-door, collecting as many signatures as they can. When Principal Togar finds out about the petition, she tries to stop Riff and her friends from achieving their goal. But they won't be stopped so easily, and they come up with a new plan to get The Ramones' attention.

Meanwhile, Tom Roberts, the new quarterback of the school football team, has a crush on Riff. He tries to impress her, but she's too busy with her plans to get The Ramones to notice. However, as the story progresses, Tom and Riff get closer, and their relationship becomes more complicated.

The movie is filled with great music from The Ramones, and their performances add a lot to the film's overall appeal. The band members themselves have small parts in the movie and are involved in some of the movie's most memorable scenes. The iconic "Blitzkrieg Bop" plays during the opening credits, and their other hits such as "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Teenage Lobotomy" are also featured.

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a funny, irreverent movie that captures the spirit of the punk rock movement of the late 1970s. The movie's direction by Allan Arkush is tight and fast-paced, which adds to the movie's frenzied energy. The film feels like a love letter to the world of rock music and teenage rebellion, with its colorful characters and hilarious situations.

Overall, Rock 'n' Roll High School is a cult classic that has stood the test of time. It remains a beloved film for fans of punk rock and B-movies. The movie perfectly captures the spirit of its time and continues to inspire generations of fans who long for the days of rebellious youth and rebellious music. If you're looking for a fun and energetic movie that will make you want to jump out of your seat and dance, then Rock 'n' Roll High School is definitely for you.

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a 1979 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 70.

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    6.6  (11,077)
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