Three O'Clock High Movie Poster
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  • PG-13, 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy
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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Three O'Clock High is a 1987 high school satire in which a nerdy teen boy inadvertently arouses the ire of a notorious bully and must fight him after school. The word "f-g" is used as a punchline on two occasions. There's regular profanity, including a use of "f--k." An inappropriate relationship develops between an English teacher and a student, who make out twice in front of other students; the teacher also asks the student to come over to her place. Lead character lights and smokes a cigarette during a book report. Fights culminate in broken fingers and blood; cartoonish authority figures punched and knocked out. The movie shows how attitudes toward bullying have changed; it seems to suggest that the only solution to this issue is to get into a violent physical altercation. It's interesting to speculate how this movie would handle bullying if it were made today.

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