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Principal, The(1987)

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Brief Synopsis

High school teacher Rick Latimer is getting divorced. After having a few drinks one night, he sees his estranged wife out with her lawyer and goes ballistic, taking a baseball bat to the man's Porsche. This results in a reprimand from the school board, but Rick is not fired. Instead, he is assigned the job of principal at Brandel High, a school that is filled with drugs and violence. With the help of security guard Jake Philips, Rick sets out to clean up the school, laying down the law and tutoring some of the students. Unwilling to give up his turf, the ring leader of the trouble-makers, a student named Victor, challenges Rick's authority and causes the violence to escalate, eventually putting Rick and flinty history teacher Hilary Orozco in personal danger. But Victor has underestimated Rick's determination...and temper.

Cast & Crew

James Belushi Rick Latimer
Louis Gossett Jake Phillips
Rae Dawn Chong Hilary Orozco
Michael Wright Victor Duncan
Esai Morales Raymi Rojas
J. J. Cohen White Zac
Troy Winbush "Baby" Emile
Jacob Vargas Arturo Diego
Thomas Ryan Robert Darcy
Kelly Minter Treena Lester
Ruth Beckford Mrs Jenkins
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1987 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  TriStar Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  Tristar Pictures .....Production Company, Ml Delphi Premier Productions .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, D Bassett & Associates Inc .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Tristar Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Releasing International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Rca/Columbia Pictures Home Video .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • Still a great rerun

    Bill Mathis 2009-06-21

    I have watched Jim Belushi's career since his brother's tragic death and find over and over he is one of the most relaxed, natural actors on the... MORE>