Three O’Clock High (1987)
Three O’clock High Quote: “You and me, we’re gonna have a fight. Today. After school. Three o’clock. In the parking lot. You try and run, I’m gonna track you down. You go to a teacher, it’s only gonna get worse. You sneak home, I’m gonna be under your bed.” – Buddy Revell
Just when we thought we’d covered every ’80s high school movie, listener Jen treated her husband and us to “Three O’Clock High,” a sleeper comedy with a lovable hero, a horny teacher, and a climactic fight.
“Three O’Clock High” got it right where lots of its peers got it wrong: Friends and siblings treat each other with genuine care. Each scene delivers on its punchlines. And Tangerine Dream’s soundtrack actually makes the movie better.
In this episode, Big D mansplains what “short” means and wonders if Buddy Revell is the king of ’80s movie bullies. Ash spreads crack-baby rumors and asks about planned fights. And Gene attacks a Karen. The Shat Crew also discusses whether it’s become the “Family Guy” of podcasts and argues that Casey Siemaszko would have made a terrific Marty McFly.
Plot Summary: “Three O’clock High” Preppy high school reporter Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) is asked to write a story on a tough new kid named Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), a boy rumored to have a violent past. Jerry tries to call off the story, but in the process, he infuriates Buddy, who challenges him to a parking lot brawl immediately after school that same day. As Jerry desperately attempts to escape the impending fight, he instead ends up finding the courage to stand up to Buddy.Subscribe Now
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