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In this 80’s movie misunderstood gym teacher Freddy Shop is put in charge of a bunch of estranged students that have to take “Summer School”. It becomes his responsibility then to make them change and take the best use out of their classes.

Summer School DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Summer School was released on May 22, 2007 by Paramount and is rated PG-13.


The movie Summer School starts with a not very hard-working gym teacher Freddy Shopp (Harmon) ready to go to Hawaii during Summer Holidays. Yet something unexpected comes up and he is put in charge of a group of a “Summer School” remedial English Class made up of a bunch of misfits and an exchange student.

Not having the slightest idea how to really teach he decides they all should have a good time at the beach or so, until he is caught by vice principal Gils (Thomas) who threatens him with being fired unless all students pass the final English test. Shoop must then make sure all of them study, but first of all he must learn how to teach.


Mr. Freddy Shoop - Mark Harmon
Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop - Kirstie Alley
Vice Principal Phil Gils - Robin Thomas
Kevin Winchester - Patrick Labyorteaux
Pam House - Courtney Thorne-Smith


The Hawaiian shirt that Freddy Shop (Harmon) wears on the movie Summer School is the exact same Duke Kahanamoku model that Montgomery Clift wears in “Form here to Eternity”.

When the students take their final exam near the end of the film Summer School, the song “Mind over Matter” plays and is performed by E.G. Daily. It was originally recorded by Debbie Harry (of Blondie) but because of legal conflicts she was replaced by Daily on the final soundtrack.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Summer School was released to theatres on 07/22/1987 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $27,295,963 at the box office in the US.

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