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Plain Clothes (1987)

To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Scott Frank (screenplay) (as A. Scott Frank), Scott Frank (story) (as A. Scott Frank) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arliss Howard ... Nick Dunbar
Suzy Amis ... Robin Torrence
George Wendt ... Chet Butler
Diane Ladd ... Jane Melway
Seymour Cassel ... Ed Malmburg
Larry Pine ... Dave Hechtor
Jackie Gayle ... Coach Zeffer
Abe Vigoda ... Mr. Wiseman
Robert Stack ... Mr. Gardner
Alexandra Powers ... Dawn-Marie Zeffer
Peter Dobson ... Kyle Kerns
Harry Shearer ... Simon Feck
Loren Dean ... Matt Dunbar
Reginald VelJohnson ... Captain Graff
Max Perlich ... Carter
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Storyline

Trying to get his brother out of jail, Nick has to bump his way out again from high school, find the murderer, keep his job as a policeman and run away from crazy little girls. Written by JS

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An Undercover Nightmare.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1989 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory Days See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$289,323
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Soundtrack features the song Nowhere To Run, which also features in the film The Warriors (1979) and is written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, who also co-wrote with Madonna her hit song Like a Virgin See more »

Quotes

Punk Girl: They actually put cops on stuff like this?
Nick: Tell me about it.
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GOODBYE
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A very pleasant surprise
22 March 2006 | by peterseabySee all my reviews

A light-hearted and completely enjoyable movie. The one liners and situations were humorous and quirky. The constant flow of jokes and double entendres in the background make this a movie to enjoy again and again. The comments made over the PA are worth the price of admission. Some of the acting was a little soft but did little to take away from the fun. Worth the time to watch and if you ever see it at your local video store - buy it. Seeing George Wendt and Robert Stack hamming it up is a treat for those of us who watched these actors growing up. The sexual situations were light and harmless and the violence was low-key. Still not sure if this would qualify as a teen movie, crime drama, love story or something else. It is quite unique.


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