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A 1985 American drama that follows a group of misfit teenagers (Creator/AndrewMcCarthy, Creator/MaryStuartMasterson, Creator/KevinDillon, Creator/MalcolmDanare, Creator/PatrickDempsey, and StephenGeoffreys) and teachers (Creator/JayPatterson, Creator/WallaceShawn, Creator/JohnHeard, and Creator/DonaldSutherland) at a school where the children come of age.

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A 1985 American drama directed by Creator/MichaelDinner that follows a group of misfit teenagers (Creator/AndrewMcCarthy, Creator/MaryStuartMasterson, Creator/KevinDillon, Creator/MalcolmDanare, Creator/PatrickDempsey, and StephenGeoffreys) and teachers (Creator/JayPatterson, Creator/WallaceShawn, Creator/JohnHeard, and Creator/DonaldSutherland) at a school where the children come of age.


* StandInTheHall: The movie has Catholic-school students who have to kneel on the floor with their arms out, balancing heavy books.

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* StandInTheHall: StandingInTheHall: The movie has Catholic-school students who have to kneel on the floor with their arms out, balancing heavy books.

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A 1985 American drama that follows a group of misfit teenagers (Creator/AndrewMcCarthy, Creator/MaryStuartMasterson, Creator/KevinDillon, Creator/MalcolmDanare, Creator/PatrickDempsey, and StephenGeoffreys) and teachers (Creator/JayPatterson, Creator/WallaceShawn, Creator/JohnHeard, and Creator/DonaldSutherland) at a school where the children come of age.

It was released on February 8, 1985.

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!Tropes for the film:
* {{Confessional}}: The film, set at a Catholic high school, has TheBully advising the other boys on how to cut down on their penance by reducing the number of sins they confess to manageable but still believable levels, [[MetaphoricallyTrue and then adding one lie to the list]].
* CorporalPunishment: At a Catholic prep school, Constance uses a wooden board to beat the protagonist's hands in the middle of class. Later he uses a leather belt on a small group one at a time bent over a bench. Upset that one of them presents a written and valid exemption to this form of punishment, Constance then starts beating him in the face with the belt. Michael then chases Constance across the campus where they crash a school assembly. The teacher attempts to beat him right there on the stage and gets punched out to the roar of the entire student body.
* SelfAbuse: the movie features a compulsive masturbator who's also pallid, twitchy, and socially awkward.
* StandInTheHall: The movie has Catholic-school students who have to kneel on the floor with their arms out, balancing heavy books.

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