In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re getting this party started… right? Yep, ’cause we’re picking up a Louisville slugger and heading into those hallowed halls of lower education with The Principal (1987).
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Screenplay by: Frank Deese
Starring: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Rae Dawn Chong
Background Info (from Wikipedia): Rick Latimer (Belushi) is a high-school teacher with a drinking problem. Spotting his ex-wife in a bar one night, Rick gets into a fight with the man she’s with, culminating in his beating the hapless man’s car with a baseball bat.
The board of education finds that Rick’s behavior is reflecting poorly on the school district’s image. They unanimously decide to transfer him to another school, in another district; Brandel High, a crime-ridden and gang-dominated institution, where he is made the new principal.
Believing he can repair his image by cleaning up the school, Rick attempts to have an assembly to declare his intentions: “No more.”
This week’s Movie Picks are:
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Real Men (1987)
Join us next week when we’re talking about… Ladyhawke (1985) !
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