Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School

A FILM BY: Allan Arkush
WRITTEN BY: Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch
STARRING: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard

Presented by Chicago Film Society

Riff Randell (P.J. Soles) is the biggest Ramones fan at Vince Lombardi High School, but her plans to liberate her dance-crazy classmates with tickets to see the band are put in danger when the dictatorial new school principal Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov) declares a moratorium on rock 'n' roll. This Roger Corman-produced youthsploitation effort was pitched for Cheap Trick but gloriously retrofitted for the brothers from Queens. Like an issue of Mad Magazine come to life, Rock 'n' Roll High School never relents in its wall-to-wall silliness, a cyclone of bad puns, and dopey site gags. You're never too old to be a teenage lobotomy.

New 35mm from Academy Film Archive

Technical Information

Production Year: 1979
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: 35mm