The Underachievers

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  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.2  (190)

The Underachievers is a 1987 comedy movie about a group of high school students who are failing and are at risk of not graduating. The movie centers around Danny (played by Edward Albert), who is the leader of a group of underachievers. Danny's father is a wealthy businessman, and he wants Danny to enter a prestigious college, but Danny has no interest in academic achievement.

Danny's group of friends includes characters like Otis (played by Michael Pataki), who is a heavyset, comical figure who is always hungry and can never seem to get enough to eat. There is also Linda (played by Barbara Carrera), who is a beautiful but airheaded cheerleader. Linda has a crush on Danny, but he is not interested in her.

The movie follows the group of friends as they try to pass their classes and graduate from high school. They come up with various schemes to cheat on their tests and pass their classes. However, their schemes are not always successful, and they end up getting caught by their teachers.

In addition to their academic struggles, the group of friends also has to deal with other problems. For example, Danny's father is constantly putting pressure on him to succeed academically. Linda's boyfriend, who is a jock, bullies the underachievers and makes their lives difficult.

Throughout the movie, the group of friends learns some valuable lessons about life and the importance of hard work. They also discover that they are capable of achieving more than they thought they were. The movie is a lighthearted comedy that will make you laugh and keep you entertained.

Edward Albert delivers an excellent performance as Danny, the leader of the underachievers. He brings a level of charisma and charm to the role that makes you root for him and his friends. Barbara Carrera is also excellent as Linda, the airheaded cheerleader. She delivers some of the funniest lines in the movie and adds a lot of humor to the film.

Michael Pataki delivers a standout performance as Otis, the group's comical figure. He is always hungry and can never seem to get enough to eat. Pataki's delivery of the lines is perfectly timed and delivers some of the movie's funniest moments.

Overall, The Underachievers is a fun and entertaining movie that will make you laugh and keep you entertained. The movie is not meant to be taken seriously and is a lighthearted comedy that is perfect for a lazy afternoon at home. If you are looking for a fun and funny movie to watch, then The Underachievers is the perfect choice.

The Underachievers is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    4.2  (190)