History Film / HighSchoolBigShot

9th Jan '17 1:14:42 PM Xtifr
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'''High School Big Shot''' is a 1950s movie about a high school senior named Marvin. Although his father's an (ex-)drunk "between jobs" and he has to work as a shipping clerk after school to feed both of them, he's doing well in his classes, and he's on track to get a college scholarship. Of course, jocks like Vince bully him for making them look stupid -- but Vince's girlfriend told him to back off, and is actually showing interest in him. Somehow, life seems fairly good for Marv, all things considered...

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'''High ''High School Big Shot''' Shot'' is a 1950s movie about a high school senior named Marvin. Although his father's an (ex-)drunk "between jobs" and he has to work as a shipping clerk after school to feed both of them, he's doing well in his classes, and he's on track to get a college scholarship. Of course, jocks like Vince bully him for making them look stupid -- but Vince's girlfriend told him to back off, and is actually showing interest in him. Somehow, life seems fairly good for Marv, all things considered...
8th Nov '16 9:33:59 PM Nicolletta
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* TheAlcoholic: Mr. Grant.
23rd Aug '16 6:47:57 PM WildeOscar
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* DirtyOldMan: Why exactly does Marv's dad know Betty's the best looking girl in school?
2nd Feb '16 7:58:31 PM Toli
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* CrapsackWorld: For Marv it is. He tries to help Betty, and it leads to a domino effect of from bad to worse.
27th Aug '15 5:36:00 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E18HighSchoolBigShot episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E18HighSchoolBigShot episode recap page]].
21st Jun '15 2:52:02 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Dad:''' "Betty Alexander? She's the hottest chick in the whole school. What's she doing going out with ''you''?"

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-->'''Dad:''' "Betty Betty Alexander? She's the hottest chick in the whole school. What's she doing going out with ''you''?"''you''?
** JerkassHasAPoint: To be fair, dad's right.
20th May '15 8:04:25 PM Nicolletta
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Marv would have got away with the money if he hadn't blabbed his plan to Betty.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Marv would have got away with the money it if he hadn't blabbed his plan to Betty.
8th Nov '14 10:50:56 PM Nicolletta
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Marv would have got away with the money if he hadn't blabbed his plan to Betty.
18th Apr '14 2:34:25 PM Ambaryerno
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* DownerEnding: Marv's dad commits suicide, [[spoiler: Vince kills Sam, and then brutally guns down Betty by emptying his gun into her for putting him up to the whole scheme. Vince, in turn, is shot and killed by the police while trying to make off with the money. Marv's father commits suicide, and the film ends with Marv ''not knowing this'' and tearfully calling out to his father as he's arrested and led away from the scene of his robbery attempt by the police. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he doesn't get his scholarship]]]].

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* DownerEnding: Marv's dad commits suicide, [[spoiler: Vince kills Sam, and then brutally guns down Betty by emptying his gun into her for putting him up to the whole scheme. Vince, in turn, is shot and killed by the police while trying to make off with the money. Marv's father commits suicide, and the film ends with Marv ''not knowing this'' and tearfully calling out to his father as he's arrested and led away from the scene of his robbery attempt by the police. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he doesn't get his scholarship]]]].
18th Apr '14 2:34:02 PM Ambaryerno
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* DownerEnding: Marv's dad commits suicide, [[spoiler: Vince kills Sam, and then brutally guns down Betty by emptying his gun into her for putting him up to the whole scheme. Vince, in turn, is shot and killed by the police while trying to make off with the money. Marv's father commits suicide, and the film ends with Marv ''not knowing this'' and tearfully calling out to his father as he's arrested and led away from the scene of his robbery attempt by the police. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he doesn't get his scholarship]]]].


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* FreudianExcuse: Several times Betty uses her (possibly abusive) relationship with her father as part of her manipulations of both Vince and Marv. She claims she wants to come back and rub her success in his face.
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