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Principal, The Movie

80s Film Summary for Principal, The


This 80’s movie is about a teacher who is assigned as a director of the worst school in the city. Will he be up to the task?

Principal, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Principal, The was released on July 30, 2002 by Sony Pictures and is rated R.


In the movie The Principal, Rick Latimer is a high school teacher that has problems with alcohol. Due to his behavior, he is transferred to another school - this time as the principal.

However, Latimer will find that being The Principal isn’t an easy job. The school is under the control of several gangs and the use of drugs is widespread. Now, he will have to fight fire with fire.


Rick Latimer - James Belushi
Jake Phillips - Louis Gossett Jr.
Hilary Orozco - Rae Dawn Chong
Victor Duncan - Michael Wright
White Zac - J.J. Cohen


The main character of the movie The Principal, James Belushi, is now a TV star due to his sitcom “According to Jim.”

The director of the film The Principal, Christopher Cain, is the same director of “Young Guns.”

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Principal, The was released to theatres on 09/18/1987 by TriStar Pictures, and grossed $19,214,194 at the box office in the US.

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