Jul 20 2011

Must See Movie of the Week: Three O’Clock High

Published by at 9:00 am under Columns,Movies

If there’s one movie from the 80s that I’m completely surprised hasn’t seen a remake, it’s gotta be Three O’Clock High.  For all you young generation kids out there, please see this movie before it gets remade into one of the dumbest high school movies of all time.   For the love of God, see this classic.

Here’s the quick synopsis….

A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell ( Casey Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation.

In case you don’t remember Casey Siemaszko, he’s in like 600 80s movies and always plays a weakling type of character.   And Tyson?  Remember the bad guy in Kindergarten Cop?  That’s Richard Tyson.   It’s hilarious because Tyson looks at least 30 in this movie yet plays a high school bully.

In any event, the obstacles that Jerry has to overcome in this film are things that any high school kid can relate to.  And watching his character transform from a weak little manager of a high school store to someone that is forced to confront his inner demons is not only motivating but it’s pretty hilarious.   And seeing a “psychopath” as actually being a catalyst for this transformation is pretty neat too.

Check out the trailer after the jump…..

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjLqimENb1A

How have I not mentioned this movie on this site before?  What is wrong with me?  God I hate this stupid trailer music.





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7 responses so far

  • Rich

    Great movie. The scene with the English teacher is pretty awesome.
    and let’s not forget pre-Xfiles Skinner/Mitch Pileggi as mr. gung-ho security dude :)

  • Paultera

    Man, I used to love that movie. Thanks for reminding me of it. Added to Netflix.

    Oh also, Casey Siemaszko’s most memorable role I think was as Charlie in Young Guns.

  • Cube

    He was also in a made for TV movie about Boy’s Town in the 80s. Why I remember crap like that I will never know.

    Still, this is a great 80s flick and well worth watching if you haven’t seen it yet.

  • http://tyhuze.wordpress.com Tyler

    This movie terrified me as a kid. In the movie the bully seems like he’s 30 years old. In real life, bullies seem like that as well.

  • http://www.seasonedgamers.com JapJay

    Love this flick. Had it on VHS and now on DVD. The part that always stuck in my mind was when he grabs Franny by the face and flings her to the side. lol

  • creep

    Awesome movie!!! This really needs to be seen by more people.

  • boilerkim

    There was a very similar korean remake

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhb87QWGoIQ

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