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The Back to School (1986)
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  • Rated: Unrated
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Back to School
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1986
Audio
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish Mono, French Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, French

Synopsis

Rodney Dangerfield (Caddyshack) stars in the Extra-Curricular Edition of this uproarious college classic “sure to be cherished by all his fans” (Los Angeles Times). “A good-natured potpourri of gags, funny bits, populist sentiment and anti-intellectualism.” (The New York Times).

Thornton Melon’s (Dangerfield) life isn’t making the grade. His wife’s a sleazy socialite, he made his fortune being “Tall and Fat” and he never even got a high school diploma. So when he finds his unhappy and unpopular son about to quit college, the solution to all Melon’s problems becomes clear…enroll at the school himself! But as the flamboyant father struggles to aid his son, he can’t help becoming the college cool kid as he turns the university upside-down and gives academia a lesson in laughter!

Disc Information

**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

**School Daze: The Making of Back to School
**Dissecting the Triple Lindy
**Paying Respect: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield
**Kurt Vonnegut: In Memoriam
**News Wrap: From Rocky to Rodney
**Sports Wrap: Rodney: A Diving Force
**TV Spots
**Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Rodney Dangerfield ... Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman ... Diane
Burt Young ... Lou
Keith Gordon ... Jason Melon
Robert Downey Jr. ... Derek
M. Emmet Walsh ... Coach Turnbull
Paxton Whitehead ... Philip Barbay

Reviews

Dave Kehr Chicago Reader | February 27, 2008

It's a good character for Dangerfield, one that veers him away from the 'I don't get no respect' pathos that comes too easily to him, and enough attention is paid to the minimal plot to integrate Dangerfield's classically constructed one-liners.

Nina Darnton New York Times | May 21, 2003

The film is a good-natured potpourri of gags, funny bits, populist sentiment and anti-intellectualism.

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | January 01, 2000

This is exactly the sort of plot Marx or Fields could have appeared in. Dangerfield brings it something they might also have brought along: a certain pathos.