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Movies With Adults Returning To School Theme


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   James Edward

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Posted November 01 2005 - 09:13 AM

My wife is taking a course dealing with adult learning, and needs to view several films dealing with adults starting or returning to college at an age later than the standard 18-22 yrs.

The movie can be of any genre or age.

Hopefully, there are some with outstanding transfers and multiple explosions and gunfire... Posted Image

Thanks for any suggestions...
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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted November 01 2005 - 09:14 AM

Back to School. Posted Image Posted Image
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#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Patrick.C

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Posted November 01 2005 - 09:18 AM

Billy Madison

#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted November 01 2005 - 09:21 AM

NEVER BEEN KISSED

#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Antony James

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Posted November 01 2005 - 09:35 AM

Billy Madison and Never Been Kissed are both set in high school. The original post specified college. (Or am I being too literal?) Posted Image

#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Jonathan

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Posted November 01 2005 - 10:07 AM

Old School... Ok, so they don't actually go to school but it's an awesome movie.
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#7 of 20 OFFLINE   RomanSohor

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Posted November 01 2005 - 11:51 AM

Sounds silly, and it's animated, but "An Extremely Goofy Movie"... Goofy goes back to college, the same school his son goes to.
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#8 of 20 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted November 01 2005 - 06:06 PM

Another high school program is a TV show and upcoming film Strangers with Candy

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Cory H.

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Posted November 01 2005 - 06:10 PM

"Necessary Roughness"

#10 of 20 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted November 01 2005 - 07:21 PM

X-Men Posted Image
ok so it's not college either but it is school
and it does meet this standard "with outstanding transfers and multiple explosions and gunfire"

#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Paul Bond

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Posted November 02 2005 - 01:59 AM

One of my favorites is HIGH TIME (1960) starring Bing Crosby as a well-off 50ish widower who decides to go to college. Unfortunately, I don't see it available on DVD or VHS. But it is a fun romp. Bond. Paul Bond.

#12 of 20 OFFLINE   Larry House

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Posted November 02 2005 - 02:01 AM

Mr. Belvedere Goes to College is a fun movie. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be available on VHS or DVD.

The Bob Crane Show was about a 40-something man returning to medical school if I remember correctly. Again not available for home viewing.



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#13 of 20 OFFLINE   Steven Good

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Posted November 02 2005 - 08:28 AM

Presumed Innocent....Harrison Ford character's wife is trying to finish her college work.
and logging onto the college's computer system provides her alabi...

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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted November 02 2005 - 09:03 AM

I wish I could be more helpful than this, but perhaps someone here will recognize what I'm talking about. I can't remember the title. I saw a movie a while back, it looked to be made in the 60's, about an adult 30 something going to college, because he had regretted not going when he was younger. He doesn't just attend classes, he actually moves into the dorm and takes part in the college lifestyle. The only real detail I can remember was that the climax involved the students stacking all sorts of furniture, chairs, etc. 50 ft. high or so. I believe they were trying to break some kind of record to win a prize. When told they're a few feet short, the 30 something man climbs to the top with a chair, and sits on it to great applause. Anyone out there have a clue as to what I'm talking about? I think this would be perfect for your request as it depicts things a bit more seriously than the other films listed here, although it is still a lighthearted comedy.
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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Larry House

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Posted November 02 2005 - 10:08 AM

Is it High Time (mentioned in an earlier post)?:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053912/

The plot description sounds very similar:



#16 of 20 OFFLINE   RoyM

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Posted November 02 2005 - 10:15 AM

Wow, surprised no one mentioned it, but the most obvious one is...

Back to School.

Or (in a less silly vein) how about Educating Rita? Not really about going back to college, but still about adult continuing education.

EDIT - sorry Scott, I must have somehow missed your post.

#17 of 20 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted November 02 2005 - 10:47 AM

Yes it is indeed High Time I was thinking of, It was easy to track down once I remembered who was in it. (I would have realized it had I read Mr. Bond's post, but I was distracted by his "Bond. Paul Bond." sig, and must have absent mindeldy moved on) Anyways, I second this. If it isn't available on DVD or VHS, it seems to come on the Sundance channel often enough. Perhaps you could get lucky.
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Posted November 02 2005 - 12:54 PM

Guess I should Bold it!
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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted November 02 2005 - 02:42 PM

Here are a few more: HORSEFEATHERS (Harpo and Chico return to college as football players and Zeppo is considerably older than his classmates) NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (Pro-footballer Scott Bacula returns to college) WEST POINT STORY (James Cagney becomes a cadet so that he can direct the college variety show-unfortunately not on DVD) SHE'S WORKING HER WAY THROUGH COLLEGE (Burlesque dancer Virginia Mayo goes back to college and falls in love with Prof. Ronald Reagan-unfortunately not on DVD)

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Posted November 03 2005 - 01:42 AM

I'm absolutely staggered no one has mention HIDING OUT, from the '80s, with Jon Cryer.
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