''Summer School'' is a 1987 comedy film about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin summer school]]. The film stars Creator/MarkHarmon as a slacker teacher prepared for a summer in Hawaii...Until the school administration forces him to teach a class in remedial English or lose his tenure. When he discovers the students have no more interest in the class than he does, he strikes a bargain with them. HilarityEnsues. Better known now for its young cast, many of whom went on to [[RetroactiveRecognition bigger roles]]. Written by [[Series/FullHouse Jeff Franklin]] and original score by Creator/DannyElfman.

!!Some tropes associated with the film include:

* ApatheticTeacher: Shoop, a PE teacher who took a job in order to have summers off.
* BigBad: Vice Principal Gillis, of the non-villainous, JerkAssHasAPoint type common to high school movies in TheEighties. Sure, it's a disappointment that Shoop can't go on vacation, but all the JerkAss really wants Shoop to do is what he's supposed to do, and that's teach a class.
* BigDamnKiss: Subverted in a cute way when the dog joins in.
* BigNo: Chainsaw delivers one just before the class is supposed to take the all-important end-of-term exam.
-->'''Chainsaw''': Tension breaker. Had to be done.
-->'''Mr. Shoop''': Anyone else?
* BookDumb: All the kids in Remedial English, who have varying reasons to be there.
* CreatorCameo: Director Carl Reiner as the teacher who wins a lottery and quits, leaving the school in the lurch and Shoop on the hook.
* ForeignExchangeStudent: Beautiful Anna-Maria, from Italy.
* HotTeacher: Shoop, to the girls in the class, especially Pam, who ultimately fails at a TeacherStudentRomance. Justified, as it's Creator/MarkHarmon, who had been voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive a year before. Ms. Bishop counts, too.
* LIsForDyslexia: Denise. She tries to cover her poor academic performance with a SassyBlackWoman persona, but it eventually comes out.
* LovableJock : Kevin, an all-around NiceGuy who helps Rhonda with her Lamaze.
* {{Nerd}}: Alan. An unusual example of the HollywoodNerd, in that he's average looking (not attractive and geeked-down) and a poor academic achiever.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played with. When Pam ditches school to go surfing, she blames her absence on a "woman thing." Chainsaw then gripes that women have it made, causing Denise to go on a rant about how much the "woman thing" sucks.
* ScaryBlackMan: A mild version in Jerome, the football player who's there by mistake. Turns out to be a GeniusBruiser when [[spoiler: he earns the highest mark in the class, after spending six weeks in the bathroom]].
* TeenPregnancy: Rhonda is there because she's pregnant and her grades have fallen.
* WildTeenParty: The class holds one at Shoop's apartment, resulting in a couch fire.