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Rated
PG
Runtime 93 min
Ratings
81% critics Rotten Tomatoes
75% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Music
Release 08/24/79
Actors P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young
Directors Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Vince Lombardi High School keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students' love of rock 'n' roll and their disregard of education. The putative leader of the students is Riff Randell, who loves the music of the Ramones. A new principal, the rock-music-hating Miss Evelyn Togar, is brought in and promises to put an end to the music craze. When Miss Togar and a group of parents attempt to burn a pile of rock records, the students take over the high school, joined by the Ramones, who are made honorary students. When the police are summoned and demand that the students evacuate the building, they do so, which leads to an explosive finale.
Genre Comedy, Music
Release 08/24/79
Actors P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young
Directors Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Vince Lombardi High School keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students' love of rock 'n' roll and their disregard of education. The putative leader of the students is Riff Randell, who loves the music of the Ramones. A new principal, the rock-music-hating Miss Evelyn Togar, is brought in and promises to put an end to the music craze. When Miss Togar and a group of parents attempt to burn a pile of rock records, the students take over the high school, joined by the Ramones, who are made honorary students. When the police are summoned and demand that the students evacuate the building, they do so, which leads to an explosive finale.