History Film / RockAndRollHighSchool

18th Jul '17 2:07:04 AM bt8257
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Vince Lombardi High School greets its latest principal, Miss Togar (Creator/MaryWoronov), replacing yet another principal who went mad trying to keep the kids in line. Togar sets her evil sights on Riff Randall (P.J. Soles), who's popular, sexy, uncontrollable... and is the school's biggest fan of the Ramones. When the Ramones are scheduled to tour through the city, Riff tries out various schemes to ensure she gets to see the concert and even meet the band to give them a song she's written... but Togar wants Riff punished with detentions for eternity if it means getting rid of rock and roll from the school.

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Vince Lombardi High School greets its latest principal, Miss Togar (Creator/MaryWoronov), replacing yet another principal who went mad trying to keep the kids in line. Togar sets her evil sights on Riff Randall (P.J. Soles), who's popular, sexy, uncontrollable... and is the school's biggest fan of the Ramones. When the Ramones are scheduled to tour through the city, Riff tries out various schemes to ensure she gets to see the concert and even meet the band to give them a song she's written... but Togar wants Riff punished with detentions detention for eternity if it means getting rid of rock and roll from the school.
19th Jun '17 10:11:11 PM bt8257
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Quoth Mr. [=McGree=], "You know, people say your music is loud and destructive and lethal to mice, but, I think you're the Beethovens of our time."

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Quoth Mr. [=McGree=], "You know, people say your music is loud and destructive and lethal to mice, but, but I think you're the Beethovens of our time.""
* AscendedFanboy: Riff gets to hang out with the Ramones, have them record the song she wrote for them, and [[spoiler: they help her blow up the school!]]



* PromotedFangirl: Riff gets to hang out with the Ramones, have them record the song she wrote for them, and [[spoiler: they help her blow up the school!]]
16th Jun '17 9:48:25 PM bt8257
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* FakeOutMakeOut: Features a solo Fakeout Makeout in which one of the protagonists turns towards a corner, wraps his arms around himself and mimics the sounds of a couple making out, successfully fooling his pursuers.

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* FakeOutMakeOut: Features a solo Fakeout Makeout Fake-out Make-out in which one of the protagonists turns towards a corner, wraps his arms around himself and mimics the sounds of a couple making out, successfully fooling his pursuers.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The music teacherm Mr. [=McGree=]]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The music teacherm teacher Mr. [=McGree=]]].



* NextSundayAD: Released in 1979, Set in 1980.

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* NextSundayAD: Released in 1979, Set set in 1980.



* RuleOfCool / RuleOfFunny.

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* RuleOfCool / RuleOfFunny.RuleOfCool[=/=]RuleOfFunny



* ShoutOut: The film was named after a song from the Ramones' album ''Music/EndOfTheCentury''.

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* ShoutOut: The film was named after a song from the Ramones' album ''Music/EndOfTheCentury''. Also, a poster of the album cover for ''Music/RoadToRuin'' is briefly visible on one of the doors in the school itself.



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14th Jun '17 9:15:25 AM Mdumas43073
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Vince Lombardi High School greets its latest principal, Ms. Togar (Creator/MaryWoronov), replacing yet another principal who went mad trying to keep the kids in line. Togar sets her evil sights on Riff Randall (P.J. Soles), who's popular, sexy, uncontrollable... and is the school's biggest fan of the Ramones. When the Ramones are scheduled to tour through the city, Riff tries out various schemes to ensure she gets to see the concert and even meet the band to give them a song she's written... but Togar wants Riff punished with detentions for eternity if it means getting rid of rock and roll from the school.

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Vince Lombardi High School greets its latest principal, Ms. Miss Togar (Creator/MaryWoronov), replacing yet another principal who went mad trying to keep the kids in line. Togar sets her evil sights on Riff Randall (P.J. Soles), who's popular, sexy, uncontrollable... and is the school's biggest fan of the Ramones. When the Ramones are scheduled to tour through the city, Riff tries out various schemes to ensure she gets to see the concert and even meet the band to give them a song she's written... but Togar wants Riff punished with detentions for eternity if it means getting rid of rock and roll from the school.



* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:As soon as Principal Togar sets her students' records on fire, the students RIOT, put out the bonfire as quickly as possible, and then take over the school with help from their favorite band, Music/TheRamones, whose concert they (and Mr. [=McGree=]) had attended the night before.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Music/TheRamones appear right when Mrs. Togar tries to burn her student's records -- and just as the students are putting out the fire.

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:As soon as Principal Miss Togar sets her students' records on fire, the students RIOT, put out the bonfire as quickly as possible, and then take over the school with help from their favorite band, Music/TheRamones, whose concert they (and Mr. [=McGree=]) had attended the night before.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Music/TheRamones appear right when Mrs. Miss Togar tries to burn her student's records -- and just as the students are putting out the fire.



* DeanBitterman: Miss Togar.



* FreudianSlip: Ms. Togar is constantly asking one of her henchmen to read back notes, which constantly turn into his BDSM fantasies of her.

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* FreudianSlip: Ms. Miss Togar is constantly asking one of her henchmen to read back notes, which constantly turn into his BDSM fantasies of her.



* GambitRoulette: There's no way Riff and her friend planned on getting their tickets back because they didn't plan that method -- the RADIO STATION did. What's more, the station itself didn't hear of Riff's latest confrontation with Principal Togar, making this a mix of this and SpannerInTheWorks.

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* GambitRoulette: There's no way Riff and her friend planned on getting their tickets back because they didn't plan that method -- the RADIO STATION did. What's more, the station itself didn't hear of Riff's latest confrontation with Principal Miss Togar, making this a mix of this and SpannerInTheWorks.



* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:All Ms. Togar can say in the end is "Detention."]]

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* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:All Ms. Miss Togar can say in the end is "Detention."]]



* ParentalAbandonment: When Riff tries to excuse herself from school in order to wait in line for Ramones tickets: she sends letters claiming her father, her mother, and her goldfish die. Ms. Togar proves she lied when her school guards find the goldfish alive and well.

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* ParentalAbandonment: When Riff tries to excuse herself from school in order to wait in line for Ramones tickets: she sends letters claiming her father, her mother, and her goldfish die. Ms. Miss Togar proves she lied when her school guards find the goldfish alive and well.



* PrecisionFStrike: "Screw you, Mrs. Togar, we made it to the concert anyway!" Worth mentioning because it was spoken over the radio.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Screw you, Mrs. Miss Togar, we made it to the concert anyway!" Worth mentioning because it was spoken over the radio.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Principal Vadar. Unlike Mrs. Togar from the first film, she actually turns her school into a concentration camp.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Principal Vadar. Unlike Mrs. Miss Togar from the first film, she actually turns her school into a concentration camp.
14th Jun '17 9:07:08 AM Mdumas43073
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A sequel followed called ''Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever'', which featured a few returning characters in addition to many new ones.

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A sequel followed in 1991 called ''Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever'', which featured a few returning characters in addition to many new ones.
14th Jun '17 9:06:08 AM Mdumas43073
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14th Jun '17 9:05:36 AM Mdumas43073
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2nd Apr '17 11:09:43 AM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler:Can count as an InJoke as none of the band were actually related; the name was taken from an early alias of PaulMcCartney. The stage names, and the gimmick of the boys pretending to be brothers, were both Dee Dee's idea.]]

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** [[spoiler:Can count as an InJoke as none of the band were actually related; the name was taken from an early alias of PaulMcCartney.Music/PaulMcCartney. The stage names, and the gimmick of the boys pretending to be brothers, were both Dee Dee's idea.]]
9th Feb '17 10:43:17 AM BadSplice
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* CoolOldGuy: Mr. [=McGree=] who by the end, becomes the only teacher who supports [[spoiler:the students' revolt, and dances with Riff.]]

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* CoolOldGuy: CoolTeacher: Mr. [=McGree=] who by the end, becomes the only teacher who supports [[spoiler:the students' revolt, and dances with Riff.]]
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