End of summer is coming up and every kid and parent knows what that means. Back to school. So it got me thinking. And I have the perfect movie to do an article on— 1986’s “Back to School”. Look at this cast Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Sam Kinison, Robert Downey Jr! One of Downey’s early films on his rise up the Hollywood ladder.
The movie centers on a successful businessman deciding to go to college to show his son that he can do it and so his son can go too. May not be the best idea having a guy like this on campus though. He’s rich and used to getting stuff handed to him while taking shortcuts. I don’t think that’s going to fly here. This was also the start of comedian Sam Kinison’s short career. He only had a cameo in the movie but it was one of the best scenes in the entire film.
A few months after the movie’s theatrical release, there was a new Alice Cooper cassette. Yes, cassette! This was 1986! Listening through the songs and “The Great American Success Story” comes on. I’m listening to lyrics and they sound right out of the movie “Back to School”. It was clearly written for the picture but never used for whatever reason. I never got confirmation on it from an interview or anywhere else but the lyrical content is too much of a coincidence. If they did use it, Alice would have had 2 songs from that release featured in major motion pictures. The other one being “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" from “Friday the 13th Part VI : Jason Lives”.
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