DVD 96 mins IMDB 6.1
PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Back To School - Extra-Curricular Edition
MGM/UA (1986)
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Rodney Dangerfield Thornton Melon
Sally Kellerman Diane
Burt Young Lou
Keith Gordon Jason Melon
Robert Downey Jr. Derek
Paxton Whitehead Phillip Barbay
Terry Farrell Valerie
M. Emmet Walsh Coach Turnbull
Adrienne Barbeau Vanessa
William Zabka Chas
Robert Downey, Jr. Derek
Ned Beatty Dean David Martin
Severn Darden Dr. Borozini
Sam Kinison Professor Terguson
Robert Picardo Giorgio
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Himself
Nora Boland
Kimberlin Ann Brown

Director Alan Metter
Producer Harold Ramis; Chuck Russell; Estelle Endler; Michael Endler
Writer Harold Ramis; Steven Kampmann; Rodney Dangerfield; Greg Fields; Peter Torokvei

Struggling and unhappy at the Grand Lakes University, Jason Melon (Keith Gordon) looks to his father, Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield), who never went to college himself and yet is still exceedingly wealthy. Jason proposes to quit school and go to work for his father, but Thornton is convinced that his son can and will succeed at school. In order to convince Jason to continue his schooling, Thornton proposes to enroll along with him at the university. At the university, Jason is somewhat of an introvert, while his father is outgoing and frequently "the life of the party". Despite being academically unsuitable, Thornton makes a big splash on campus, using his connections and money to become well known and popular. Rather than do the work himself, Thornton hires the best and brightest to write papers and attend class for him. When called out on his behavior, Thornton must choose between using his power and charisma to cheat his way through school, or actually proving to his son that he can finish what he started.

Edition Details
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Edition Extra-Curricular Edition
Barcode 027616083135
Region Region 1
Release Date 8/14/2007
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Dolby Digital Mono [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

TV Spots Photo Gallery Original Sports Wrap: Rodney: A Diving Force Original News Wrap: From Rocky to Rodney Paying Respect: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield Featurette Dissecting the Triple Lindy Featurette School Daze: The Making of Back To School Featurette