Back to School

Back to School (1986)

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Continuity mistake: When Jason and Derek first go into their dorm room and Thornton and Lou are in the room, they are roommates in one room, but in the later scene, Jason and Derek are opening doors next to each other, which would suggest that they each now have their own rooms.

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Suggested correction: At that point they could have had individual rooms since after Thornton comes to the school he could have arranged for each to have their own rooms. After all, he is Thornton.

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Other mistake: After his wife has a party at their house, Thorton Melon (Dangerfield) decides to have a swim in his pool. The camera shows Melon as he is about to dive into the pool from the edge. The camera cuts away and a much "thinner" Melon is seen doing a flip into the water. Watch carefully as the "thinner" man makes his dive. You can clearly see his hairpiece fly off the top of his head.

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Thornton Melon: Listen, Sherlock. While you were tucked away up here working on your ethics, I was out there busting my hump in the real world. And the reason guys like you got a place to teach is 'cause guys like me donate buildings.

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Trivia: The swimming pool scenes were filmed at an aquatic club at the bottom of a hillside hotel property in Industry, California. The entire pool area was torn down in 2005 and the ground levelled with dirt everywhere so now if you drove by there, you would never know it ever existed.

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Question: What poem is Diane reading to her class that makes Thornton say, "Yes, yes!"?

Answer: She was reading, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," by Dylan Thomas.

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Answer: She was reading from the novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

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