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Back to School (1986)

8. Back to School (1986)

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The triple lindy! Comic Rodney Dangerfield (Caddyshack, Natural Born Killers) plays a wealthy haberdasher Thornton Melon who enrolls at a university in order to be closer to his son.  Dangerfield enlisted the talent of some dramatic heavyweights in Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H*, A Little Romance) and Burt Young (Rocky, Once Upon a Time in America).  Robert Downey, jr. even shows up to play a bit part as the best friend of Melon’s son. Dangerfield plays his shtick from start to finish, but it works well.

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