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069 – TFFP: The Principal (1987)

EP69-The Principal - courtesy of Kevin Spencer - inkspatters.comIn 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:

Jason’s Pick:

Dangerous Minds (1995)

Joel’s Pick:

Real Men (1987)

Join us next week when we’re talking about… Ladyhawke (1985) !

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