The Principal

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Rick Latimer is a teacher who gets a job as the principal of a school with a very bad reputation. In fact, his transfer there is a kind of punishment because he beat his wife's boyfriend. So, Rick finds himself in a school where drugs, knives and guns are very usual things... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <>

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He's teaching the students at Brandel High two words... NO MORE. See more »


Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prinzipal - Einer gegen alle See more »

Box Office


$19,734,940 (USA) See more »

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109 min

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1.85 : 1 See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Phillips (Louis Gossett JR) talks about his days as a player for the New York Titans. The Titans were an original team in the American Football League. The team later was under new ownership, and renamed the Jets. See more »


In the scene when Rick Latimer and Jake Phillips first meet, Jake takes his hat off, then in the next shot his hat is on, and finally in a third shot his hat is off again and we see him put it back on. See more »


Rick Latimer: [in his office] ... Okay, what's your name?
White Zac: Just call me White Zac. My real last name's O'Something-Or-Other, too long to say.
Rick Latimer: Sweet. Well, Mr. O'Something-Or-Other, can you tell me what class this is for?
[holds up a switchblade taken from Zac]
White Zac: Any class Victor Duncan tries to kill me in.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


Performed by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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