Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well.
gym teacher, history teacher, principal, surfer, student, jock, amusing, lighthearted, playful, california, classroom, beach, library, teaching, summer school, learning experience, mentorship, rise, 1980s
An endearing, convulsively funny and faintly thoughtful hot-weather entertainment.