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Great Scenes – BACK TO SCHOOL

There’s no easy way to segue from Tarkovsky to Dangerfield, so I won’t even try. If you haven’t seen Alan Metter‘s completely ridiculous Back to School (1986), in which cult of personality Rodney Dangerfield returns to college, you owe it to yourself to waste 90 minutes of your life with it. It’s that rare film that adds up to less than it’s individual parts – because even though it pains my film school pretension to admit it, it was incredibly hard for me to pick just one from so many great scenes. I mean, do I choose the scene where standup comedy legend Sam Kinison plays Vietnam-vet Prof. Turgeson and target=”_blank”>chews out an innocent coed? Or Kurt Vonnegut‘s target=”_blank”>hilarious cameo? Nope. I think anyone who’s scene it knows what the highlight of this king of films has to be: the Triple Lindy – a climax as silly and ridiculous as the Man himself. Enjoy.

[admin. note: unfortunately, embedding has been disabled, so you’ll have follow the link to see the clip – totally worth the extra second!]

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June 27, 2011   3 Comments

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