. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. 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. Jerry stumbles upon Buddy in the bathroom and touches the shoulder of the bad boy that schedules a fight with Jerry at three o'clock at the parking lot.
Despite its abstract nature, the script is very true to the realism of adolescent intimidation. When Jerry commits the unpardonable sin of touching Revell on the arm, Revell throws Jerry into the bathroom mirror, then tells him to meet him in the parking lot after school at three o'clock so that Revell can finish the job and beat Jerry to a pulp. When the troublemaker delinquent Buddy Revell is transferred from a continuation high-school, one teacher assigns Jerry to write an article about the notorious Buddy Revell to the school newspaper. The biggest problem is in the movie's lack of a clearly defined genre. Three O'Clock High 1987 Jerry Mitchell just bumped into Buddy Revell. The nerd Jerry Mitchell is responsible for the student store at the Weaver High-School. Climactic fight scene with punches, kicks, blood, and brass knuckles.
In another fight, the bully breaks the finger of a rival who is about his size, and then throws him into a library bookcase. A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell Siemaszko is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell 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. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. It's hard to get a handle on who this Buddy Revell bully is supposed to be. Three O'Clock High can't seem to make up its mind, and vacillates among all three without rhyme or reason. He slept through his alarm, must drive his mom's crummy compact car to school, and flubs his interaction with the girl he has a crush on.
The day only goes downhill from there, especially after Jerry, at the behest of his editor of the school paper, tries to initiate a conversation in the bathroom with Buddy Revell , an infamous bully who is now starting at Jerry's high school. Because at three o'clock, he's history. Horrified, Jerry schemes to find a way out of what feels like a looming execution, but only manages to get himself into more trouble. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation. Is this supposed to be a dark satire of high school life? The bully knocks out one of the administrators and a security guard during this fight, and also throws a teen girl off of him, causing her to be injured. If you look at her fingers while she is seen holding the clip-board, she has nice, painted, long fingernails, when they do a close up of her running her finger down the list of names you can clearly tell it's a guys finger with a short non painted fingernail. Lead character lights and smokes a cigarette during a book report.
It's interesting to speculate how this movie would handle bullying if it were made today. Fights culminate in broken fingers and blood; cartoonish authority figures punched and knocked out. Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation Directing Phil Joanou Director Writing Richard Christian Matheson Writer Writing Tom Szollosi Writer Writing Richard Christian Matheson Screenplay Writing Tom Szollosi Screenplay Production David E. Students are little more than the cliques they represent. Now Jerry isn't thinking about math or english.
Don't get me wrong, this is not a great film, very few are. This problem ripples into the problem with the bully. Also not to be overlooked are some very clever performances by some lesser known performers which come off as very convincing. While the lead character does try to make peace with the bully who torments him, the movie's only solution for him is to fight the bully in the parking lot after school. When it seems he's supposed to be an enigmatic force of nature best left alone, like Moby Dick in a leather jacket and mullet perm, he's then shown reading Steinbeck or solving trigonometry equations. Adult authority figures are either cartoonishly disciplinarian or else, in the case of the English teacher, they become attracted to the lead character and make out with him in the classroom and in front of dozens of other students. » This is a consistently overlooked and under-rated film.
A horror movie of sorts? As Jerry's very bad day edges ever closer to three o'clock, he must decide if he'll stand up to Buddy or find a way to escape with hair and hide intact. A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell Siemaszko is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell Tyson , who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. The result is a mess of cliches, like the adult authority figures who are oblivious to the impending after-school fistfight but savvy to every false move Jerry makes, weird attempts at humor involving the lead character seducing his English teacher by wearing sunglasses and smoking during a book report, and an ending as forced as a bad sitcom episode. Written by Goofs When Jerry is in class and the teacher is scrolling through the names of the students on her clip-board. Fans of movies like Rushmore and Election may be surprised to learn that even during the John Hughes Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, etc.
When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in the parking lot at 3pm. Vogel Producer Sound Tangerine Dream Music Camera Barry Sonnenfeld Director of Photography Editing Joe Ann Fogle Editor Production Nancy Nayor Casting Art William F. A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell, who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. Again, while there's an endearing cheese factor that makes Three O'Clock High enjoyable for its own ridiculously 1980s sake, there are other teen dark comedies from around that time -- comes to mind immediately -- that find similar adolescent fodder to satirize and do it much more effectively. A bully dips a much smaller kid's feet into a floor-length urinal and then throws him into a bathroom mirror.
Jerry will just about do anything to avoid the confrontation. Along the day, Jerry tries to find a means to avoid the fight. A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell Siemaszko is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell Tyson , who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. 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. But when it seems Buddy might be more James Dean than the biker in , he reverts back to the mindless thug. . .