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Principal Takes a Holiday 

A rowdy high school senior risks losing a $10,000 gift his parents promise him for graduation if he can complete the year without getting in trouble by getting caught by the principal in a ... See full summary »


Robert King


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Nealon ... Franklin Fitz
Zachery Ty Bryan ... John Scaduto
Jessica Steen ... Celia Shine
Rashaan Nall ... Peter Heath (as Rashaan H. Nall)
Kurt Fuller ... Principal Frank Hockenberry
Ellie Harvie ... Miss W. Fassle
Laurie Murdoch ... Vice Principal Ralph Calder
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Roxanne
Carlos Jacott ... Oliver
Bill Nye ... Science Teacher
Douglas Newell Douglas Newell ... Math Teacher
Robin Douglas ... Biology Teacher
Daphne Goldrick Daphne Goldrick ... Health Teacher
Walter Marsh ... Dr. Vernon Baxter
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Hamlet


A rowdy high school senior risks losing a $10,000 gift his parents promise him for graduation if he can complete the year without getting in trouble by getting caught by the principal in a prank. However, when an accident befalls the current principal, the senior goes and finds a drifter to show up at the school as the new principal to get his records erased. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

4 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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A csöves diri See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Principally speaking, this one's a crowd pleaser
12 January 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

John, a high school student, will inherit mucho moola if he stays out of the detention room at school. He fails to do it and gets socked with demerits. When the principal is away on a conference, erstwhile John arranges for a skid row denizen to take his place. Pourquoi? Because the new principal Fitz (Kevin Nealon) can get into computer files and erase any black marks on John's record. The course of true treachery, however, never does run smooth. And, behold, Fitz has cast his eye on a nice female teacher and aspires to run a tight ship.

What an enjoyment this movie is! Nealon does a great job as the bum who cleans up good and charms. The students around him are typical teenagers who try to get the better of him, but, he does not have feet of clay. There's even a romance to satisfy those incurable types out there. Recommended as family fun, fun, fun till Daddy takes the VCR or DVD player away.

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