Back To School
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1986
Director: Alan Metter
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-805829
Running time: 1:36 (96 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 28, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#264)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
Rodney Dangerfield (Caddyshack, Meet Wally Sparks) makes the grade with this laugh-riot comedy that's in a class of its own! Higher education will never be the same when co-stars Sally Kellerman, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Kinison, Ned Beatty and more join the maniac as he takes on the brainiacs!

Thornton Melon's (Dangerfield) son is a college misfit, so Thornton's lending some fatherly support...by enrolling as a fellow freshman! Who cares if the owner of the "Tall and Fat" clothing empire never finished high school? Thornton's pockets are deep enough to buy a ticket to class...and hire NASA to do his homework! But when he ticks off his professor - and then steals his girlfriend - Thornton takes things just a little too far. Now, he'll have to hit the books - instead of his bank account - or go back to being the world's wealthiest dropout!

"Dangerfield is sensational" (The Hollywood Reporter) in this howlingly funny comedy that scores an A+!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Paper Clip
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Full Frame)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Alan Metter....Director
Writing
Steven Kampmann....Screenwriter
Will Porter....Screenwriter
Peter Torokvei....Screenwriter
Harold Ramis....Screenwriter
Rodney Dangerfield....Story By
Greg Fields....Story By
Dennis Snee....Story By
Production
Estelle Endler....Executive Producer
Michael Endler....Executive Producer
Harold Ramis....Executive Producer
Chuck Russell....Producer
Cinematography
Thomas E. Ackerman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Rawlins....Film Editor
Music
Danny Elfman....Composer
Sound
William Nelson....Production Sound Mixer
Fred Judkins....Supervising Sound Editor
Tom McCarthy....Supervising Sound Editor
Neil Burrow....Sound Editor
Gordon Davidson....Sound Editor
Mark S. Gordon....Sound Editor
James J. Klinger....Sound Editor
Jim Matheny....Sound Editor
Don S. Walden....Sound Editor
Art
David L. Snyder....Production Designer
Durinda Wood....Costume Designer
Hallie D'Amore....Make-up Artist
Michael Lantieri....Visual Effects
Cast
Rodney Dangerfield....Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman....Diane
Burt Young....Lou
Keith Gordon....Jason Melon
Robert Downey, Jr.....Derek
Paxton Whitehead....Philip Barbay
Terry Farrell....Valerie
M. Emmet Walsh....Coach Turnbull
Adrienne Barbeau....Vanessa
William Zabka....Chas
Ned Beatty....Dean Martin
Severn Darden....Dr. Barazini
Sam Kinison....Professor Terguson
Robert Picardo....Giorgio
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.....Himself
Edie McClurg....Marge
Sarah Abrell....Sorority Girl
Dana Allison....Young Woman
Boris Aplon....Tony Meloni
Nora Boland....Agnes
Kimberlin Brown....Girl in Dorm Hallway
Lisa Denton....Lisa
Bob Drew....Contractor
Holly Hayes....Girl in the Crowd
Jason Hervey....Young Thornton
Leslie Huntly....Coed #1
James Ingersoll....Judge
Michael McGrady....Player #1
Santos Morales....Bartender
Beth Peters....Mrs. Stuyvesant
Phil Rubenstein....Executive #1
Timothy Stack....Trendy Man
Steve Sweeney....Security Guard
Stacey Toten....Hot Tub Girl
John Young....Executive #2
Brad Zutaut....Petey
Josh Saylor....Student in Diane's Class
William Grauer....Drunken Student
Kristen Aldrich....Girl in Diane's Class
Beck LeBeau....Hot Tub Girl
Tricia Hill....Lisa's Friend
Jill D. Merin....Girl at Dorm Party
John James....Man in Stands
Eric Alver....Student at Fraternity Party
Theresa Lyons....Bookstore Cashier
Dallas Winkler....Rodettes
Lisa Le Cover....Rodettes
Kimberlee Carlson....Rodettes
Curtis Stone...."Twist & Shout" Band Member
Michael Reid...."Twist & Shout" Band Member
Cactus Moser....'Twist & Shout' Band Member
Brian O'Dougherty...."Twist & Shout" Band Member
Davey Faragher...."Twist & Shout" Band Member
Cliffie Stone...."Twist & Shout" Band Member
Danny Elfman....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Leon Schneiderman....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Steven Bartek....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Dale Turner....Oingo Boingo Band Member
John Hernandez....Oingo Boingo Band Member
John Avila....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Sam Phipps....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Mike Bacich....Oingo Boingo Band Member
Shannon Dunn....Girl (uncredited)
Randi Randolph....Hot Tub Girl #2 (uncredited)