When originally produced, this was a sincere exploration of the evils of marijuana. High school kids get hooked on marijuana, which leads to wild behavior, accidents and ultimately death and murder. "From Reefer Madness to Freddy's Dead: The Portrayal of Marijuana Use in Motion Pictures." In: Beyond the stars III / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press (Main Stack PN1995.9. Tough street kid Tommy Mc Grath and his dim-witted pal Fats Moody, on the run after a botched robbery attempt, seek refuge in a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp. Special features: Introduction to the new edition by Walter Hill; featurettes: The beginning, Battleground, The way home, The phenomenon ; original theatrical trailer. High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately? Performers: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser. " featuring interviews with Hughes, Jones, Broderick (10 min.); "The world according to Ben Stein" featuring interview clips with Stein (11 min.); "Vintage Ferris Bueller" featuring interviews with Broderick, Ruck, and Jones (11 min.); "Class album" of cast stills. But the mother wants to move, so they have to act fast. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North, Lynne Tigpen. Harris, David Greenlee, Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Maria Claire, and Maria Ford.DVD bonus features: Audio commentary by Mike Nelson of TV's "Mystery Science Theater 3000"; color design commentary by Legend Films; short film: "Grandpa's marijuana handbook" by Evan Keliher; Reefer Madness trailer. Contemptuous of authority and convinced his fellow corpsmen are suckers, Tommy is a major disruption until he falls for pretty Joan Martin, daughter of the local sheriff. Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. " After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house... Set in 1959, a group of long-time buddies since high school gather in a local diner to share their escapades and make sense of their lives. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5. "Teen Films." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. Eventually, the mother's twin sister is brought in to aid them. Two innocent teenagers are thrown into a juvenile facility. Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss. Cast: Andrew Mc Carthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr. " The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever. A bitter-sweet story of teenagers who come of age in Anarene, a fictional one-horse town in Texas. Fact-based story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey to keep trouble makers out and serious strivers in. An eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. A teen whose parents are away decides to have a slumber party with her girlfriends. For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain.He has two plans: complete a college education at his parents' alma mater and marry the girl of his dreams. Cast: Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Myrna Loy, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport. In the process she instills a new self-confidence in her students -- motivating them towards their greatest potential. A comic film exploring the last day of school -- and one rowdy night -- in the lives of a group of American high school students in late May, 1976. Cast: James Duval, Rose Mc Gowan, Johnathon Schaech, Margaret Cho, Amanda Bearse, Parker Posey. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Omar Epps, Regina King, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, Tyra Banks, Jason Wiles, Laurence Fishburne. A story of two teenagers who unexpectedly experience the excitement, surprise and romantic fantasy of first love. Twenty-four hours in the lives of a group of contemporary American teenagers who, like all teenagers, believe they are invincible. Cast: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker. Between brooding and visits to the food court, the unmotivated suburban New Jersey teenagers decide to win their girlfriends back with the help of Silent Bob and Jay, the ultimate delinquents, as they scheme to disrupt T.However, as Andy soon rediscovers, the course of true love never runs smoothly. A playboy is sentenced to date a judge's teenage daughter as punishment for disturbing the peace. Y) Jackson, Kathy Merlock "Frankie and Annette at the Beach: The Beach Locale in American Movies and its Dominance in the 1960s." In: Beyond the stars IV / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9. Special DVD features: Nine never-before-seen deleted scenes; the blunt truth - side-splitting institutional filmstrip on the dangers of partying; retro public service announcements. Two angst-filled teen lovers pick up a dangerous drifter and the three go on a murder and sex filled spree, eventually winding up being chased by a bunch of neo-Nazi jocks who want to kill them all. First-term freshmen from different countries, races and social backgrounds are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. A deeply affecting, no-holds-barred landscape of words and images, depicting with raw honesty the experiences, attitudes and uncertainties of innocence lost. S.'s girlfriend's father's dating game TV show that is going to be broadcast from the local mall. Cast: Parker Posey, Anthony De Sando, Guillermo Diaz, Donna Mitchell, Liev Schreiber, Omar Townsend.The younger sister of one of the beauticians falls under the unwanted gaze of the lecherous businessman. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft, the "Dead End" Kids (Bowery Boys). The big Christmas dance is coming, and Andy has made dates with both his steady girlfriend Polly and the voluptuous Cynthia. A school teacher crusades against pre-teenage girls forced into marriages with older men in the Appalachian mountains. Cast: Mary Ainslee, Betty Compson, Willy Castello, Betty Atkinson, Tommy Wonder. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan Studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Brooklyn bad girl Terry becomes the top mama of "The Rebels" by manipulating the guys and eliminating the dolls. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are only a few of the problems she will have to face. Cast: Fabian, Diane Mc Bain, Patty Mc Cormack, Kevin Coughlin. Grogg, Jr Chicago : Nelson-Hall, c1982 (Main Stack PN1993.5. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a demonic stranger begins to stalk the house. But as fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. Special features: Commentary with director Joel Schumacher ; featurettes ; deleted scenes ; production notes; theatrical trailer. The killer returns this time as a physical manifestation of a young girl's nightmares, slaying more teens in the guise of an evil rocker with a deadly guitar. Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High School, refuses to write off his kids as losers. With the help of a time-traveling messenger they round up some historical heavyweights for their class project! With a meticulous lyric style, the film combines sprawling landscapes, scenes of passionless sexuality, and allusions to Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnightas it addresses issues of love, family, politics, and homosexuality." (Facets, catalog 12) 105 min. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but the lunatic Bishop intentionally shoots the clerk for no apparent reason.Meanwhile, the girl's newspaper reporter boyfriend investigating the prostitution ring is set up for a fall with the police, by the crooked businessman who hopes to make the girl his own. Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Andy's younger next door neighbor Betsy also begins to fall in love with him. "'Once upon a Time in Idealized America ': Simulated Utopia and the Hardy Family Series." In: Cultural power/cultural literacy : selected papers from the Fourteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Bonnie Braendlin. "Dwain Esper: Exposing a Nation's Shame and Getting Away With It." In: Down and dirty : Hollywood's exploitation filmmakers and their movies Jefferson, NC : Mc Farland, c1993. The school teacher, desperate to get a law passed to outlaw this procedure, enlists the help of her boyfriend, who is an assistant district attorney. A divorced mother and her teenaged daughter lead equally wild lifestyles. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley, Yvonne Craig, Robert Q. Based on the novel of the same title by Bel Kaufman. A marijuana exploitation movie about a delinquent teenage pot smoking club called "Mary Jane." The film begins with a car full of pot smoking teens driving recklessly down the road until they hit and kill a bystander then go off a cliff and die themselves! "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5. "Epic world of American Graffiti." In: Movies as artifacts : cultural criticism of popular film / edited by Michael T. A series of grisly obscene phone calls begins to plague the residents and soon they will each meet their fate at the hands of the psychotic intruder. Special DVD features: The first time: "The making of 'Pretty in pink'" featurette; "Zoids and Richies" featurette; "Prom queen: All about Molly" featurette; "Volcanic ensembles" featurette; "Prom stories" featurette; Favorite scenes; Commentary by director Howard Deutch; Wrap up: The epilogue; Photo gallery; The original ending: The lost dance. He cajoles, pushes, wheedles, needles, threatens and inspires 18 kids to become math whizzes. Cast: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton. Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton. Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford. "Youth Cinema and the Culture of Rebellion: Heathers and the Rebel Archetype." In: Rebel without a cause : approaches to a maverick masterwork / J. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005. DVD 8065; vhs 916 Noted as the directorial debut of Matty Rich (he was 19 when he made the film), this is the story of a young man desperate to get out of the Brooklyn projects where he, his family and his friends live. They run into an alley where Raheem tells Bishop to give him the gun, they fight, and Raheem gets shot. Cast: Sean Astin, David Arquette, Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Dobson, Balthazar Getty, Ricki Lake, James Le Gros, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Baldwin, Nancy Mc Keon, Alyssa Milano, Will Smith, Christian Slater, Rachel Ticotin, Stephen Tobolowsky.It is Richards' contention that he can create a singing star exclusively through exposure on disc-spinning radio programs, without resorting to that upstart medium called television. When not engaged in marijuana make-out parties, these joypopping Jezebels commit robberies to feed their heroin habit, until a botched holdup leaves rich kid Wanda with a slug in her side. Two New York homosexual high school classmates fight against an attempted coup by Christian fundamentalists at the same time they are falling in love. A supernatural horror story filled with special effects, about a group of unpopular high-school girls who dabble in witchcraft. Tells the story of 16-year-old Japanese American Irene Kawai, whose rebellion explodes in the wake of the death of her younger sister. Cast: Jamaul Roots, Geoffrey Garcy, Sedley Bloomfield, Derrick Robberts, Quentin Crisp, Annie Golden.
Film about life in an inner city high school in the 50's that was the first to utilize a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. Tammy travels to Los Angeles to become a nurse and turns the handsome young intern inside out with her unique bedside manner. Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenager. Dap and Big Brother Almighty conflict over the Greek frat system while the Wanna-be's and Jigaboo's conflict over self-identity and self-esteem. Eleven-year-old Dawn "Wienerdog" Wiener is a junior high geek who just wants to be popular. Cast: Linda Manz, Max Perlich, Jacob Reynolds, Chle Sevigny, Jacob Sewell, Nick Sutton. "'I Panic the World': Benevolent Exploitation in Tod Browning's Freaks and Harmony Korine's Gummo." Journal of Popular Culture, Apr2009, Vol. Cast: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar. Dedicated high school science instructor Trevor Garfield is a man with a passion for learning. Upset, Tori's pursuit of Snake leads the pair into a deadly showdown that not only tests the limits of their friendship, but forces those around them to reevaluate their own notions of race, class and loyalty. 15 year old Alicia Montalvo (Herrera) escapes the civil violence in her native El Salvador to live in Los Angeles with her younger brother and crack addicted aunt. Eric gets a summer job at an amusement park where he meets Rod. Cast: Jordana Brewster, Clea Du Vall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Famke Janssen, Elijah Wood, Jon Stewart.A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen. "Gidget Goes Hysterical." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Teased by her classmates and tormented by the school bully, Dawn develops an improbable plan to seduce the star of a high-school garage band. A haunting portrait of life in a small town hit by a tornado. 42 Issue 2, p257-272, 16p UC users only Sklar, Robert. "Nowhere" is the final chapter in Gregg Araki's "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy." It follows a day in the life of Dark (James Duval), an 18-year-old living in the psychedelic, drug-addicted, sex crazed world that is life in Los Angeles. Garfield is skilled, smart, committed: the total package as a teacher. And what he confronts in a school turned increasingly into a battlefield may be more than he can bear. A puppy-love infatuation begins as Eric realizes that if he's falling in love with a male, he must be gay. A unique thriller that blends teenage angst, cutting edge comedy, and out of this world special effects. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain. Cast: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong, Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton III, Mink Stole, Lili Taylor.The story of a 1950's teenager's efforts to grow up as he confronts his ineffectual parents and copes with the anguish of being a "new boy" at school. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign. Several years later, survivors of the disaster live each day in a numbing atmosphere of physical and emotional destruction. "What Was the Neo-Underground and What Wasn't: A First Reconsideration of Harmony Korine." In: New punk cinema / edited by Nicholas Rombes. "The Case of Harmony Korine." In: The end of cinema as we know it : American film in the nineties / edited by Jon Lewis. Bonding together to save the world are a group of high school students who make a terrifying discovery that their teachers are aliens. A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter. Special features: Commentary by director Adrian Lyne, casting session with Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain, on the set special, never-before-seen footage, cast and crew bios., theatrical trailers. A fun-loving kid from the wrong side of the tracks picks up a second-hand camera and starts snapping his way to freedom. Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel, Mason Gamble.When her brother comes home from college and finds out what his sister has been up to to finance his education, he commits suicide. Cast: Ginny Simms, Tom Drake, Jane Night, Michael O'Shea, Russ Morgan. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. Cast: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, David Spade, Megan Ward, Sarah Trigger, Jessica Walter.Beset by guilt, she slips farther down into the pit of marijuana addiction and despair. Songstress Ginny Simms stars as Vickie Peters, an unknown selected for stardom by radio deejay Mike Richards. Cast: Joanne Arnold, Timothy Farrell, Harry Keaton, Lou Monson, Mary Lou O'Connor, Mildred Kalke, Norman Stanley, Thelma Montgomery, Bernard Carroll. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a Lebanese falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. Port Chester University (aka Politically Correct U) -- where the politically correct go head-to-head with the Party Animals, resulting in the rowdiest college comedy since "Animal House." 80 min. Cast: Al Giordano, Jeff Constan, Desi del Valle, John Connally, Eddie Daniels, Wendee Curtis, Shelly Volk and Helen Palladino. Cast: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True.