History Film / ThreeOClockHigh

11th Aug '16 5:01:39 AM Morgenthaler
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A riff on classic westerns like ''HighNoon'', the film centers on the geeky Jerry Mitchell, who inadvertantly angers the new bully at school, Buddy Revell, and gets challenged to a fight at the end of the school day. Jerry has until 3 pm to get out of the fight, or face certain destruction.

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A riff on classic westerns like ''HighNoon'', ''Film/HighNoon'', the film centers on the geeky Jerry Mitchell, who inadvertantly angers the new bully at school, Buddy Revell, and gets challenged to a fight at the end of the school day. Jerry has until 3 pm to get out of the fight, or face certain destruction.



** A Literature teachers recounts [[TheIliad Hector's mortifying death at the hand of Achillies]]. She even smugly recounts how [[DirtyCoward Hector is running like a pussy and crying for mercy.]]

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** A Literature teachers recounts [[TheIliad [[Literature/TheIliad Hector's mortifying death at the hand of Achillies]]. She even smugly recounts how [[DirtyCoward Hector is running like a pussy and crying for mercy.]]
12th Jul '16 11:30:42 AM Mdumas43073
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12th Jul '16 11:27:06 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Three O'Clock High''''' is a high school comedy from TheEighties. A riff on classic westerns like ''HighNoon'', the film centers on the geeky Jerry, who inadvertantly angers the new bully at school, Buddy Revell, and gets challenged to a fight at the end of class. Jerry has until 3 pm to get out of the fight, or face certain destruction.

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'''''Three ''Three O'Clock High''''' High'' is a high school comedy from TheEighties. [[TheEighties 1987]], directed by Phil Joanau and starring Casey Siemaszko.

A riff on classic westerns like ''HighNoon'', the film centers on the geeky Jerry, Jerry Mitchell, who inadvertantly angers the new bully at school, Buddy Revell, and gets challenged to a fight at the end of class. the school day. Jerry has until 3 pm to get out of the fight, or face certain destruction.
destruction.

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17th Apr '16 8:17:00 AM evilwillhunting
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: At the end [[spoiler: Jerry won the fight but the school store was still ransacked and robbed. The next day, all the kids insist on buying items at super inflated rates (such as a dollar for a piece of paper), Jerry gets a huge cut of the pool placed on him the previous afternoon, and Buddy returns the money. The store is implied to not only recover from the theft, but have a huge surplus to boot.]]

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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: At the end [[spoiler: Jerry won the fight but the school store was still ransacked and robbed. The next day, all the kids insist on buying items at super inflated rates (such as a dollar for a piece of paper), paper) out of respect, Jerry gets a huge cut of the pool placed on him the previous afternoon, and Buddy returns the money. The store is implied to not only recover from the theft, but have has a huge surplus to boot.]]


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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Needless to say, if the shenanigans in this movie happened at a real high school, a lot of people would be in very hot water with the local law enforcement, both faculty and student.
17th Apr '16 8:14:34 AM evilwillhunting
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: At the end [[spoiler: Jerry won the fight but the school store was still ransacked and robbed. The next day, all the kids insist on buying items at super inflated rates (such as a dollar for a piece of paper), Jerry gets a huge cut of the pool placed on him the previous afternoon, and Buddy returns the money. The store is implied to not only recover from the theft, but have a huge surplus to boot.]]
17th Apr '16 8:05:09 AM evilwillhunting
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* GoneHorriblyRight: One of Jerry's schemes is to get detention (or a suspension) so he won't have to face Buddy after school. To do this, he acts like a swaggering jerk, gives a crude and smarmy book report on a softcore porn book, and makes a pass at his teacher. This fails on every level: the kids in the class think the report is awesome, the teacher is absolutely smitten by Jerry's swagger, and he doesn't get as much as a reprimand from the faculty.
17th Apr '16 8:01:34 AM evilwillhunting
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* BigDamnHeroes: Vince springs on Buddy and attacks him [[BewareTheNiceOnes with such vicious abandon]] that even Buddy is surprised for a moment.



* {{Yandere}}: His best friend Franny who CantSpitItOut but still has an intense desire to [[UnusualEuphemism "bond"]] which got positively creepy at one point.

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* {{Yandere}}: His best friend Franny who CantSpitItOut but still has an intense desire to [[UnusualEuphemism "bond"]] which got positively creepy at one point.point.
* WhatTheHellHero: A theme in this movie. Jerry does some pretty despicable things to avoid the fight, including robbery and betrayal.
** Amazingly enough, the *villain* asks this of him. When Jerry buys Buddy off, Buddy points out that Jerry didn't even try to stand up for himself. He almost sounds disappointed -- not that the fight's off, but in Jerry.
17th Apr '16 7:55:21 AM evilwillhunting
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Invoked hilariously twice. Poor Jerry is constantly reminded of his upcoming slaughter from his class lessons:
** A Literature teachers recounts [[TheIliad Hector's mortifying death at the hand of Achillies]]. She even smugly recounts how [[DirtyCoward Hector is running like a pussy and crying for mercy.]]
** A short film is shown in Biology class, showing a innocent cricket ambushed and devoured by a monstrous wolf spider.
17th Apr '16 7:45:51 AM evilwillhunting
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* GoneHorriblyRight: One of Jerry's schemes is to get detention (or a suspension) so he won't have to face Buddy after school. To do this, he acts like a swaggering jerk, gives a crude and smarmy book report on a softcore porn book, and makes a pass at his teacher. This fails on every level: the kids in the class think the report is awesome, the teacher is absolutely smitten by Jerry's swagger, and he doesn't get as much as a reprimand from the faculty.
14th Apr '16 6:11:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DawsonCasting: The actors playing Buddy and Jerry were both 25 at the time of filming. They look it.
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