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36 Ratings

The Principal

Directed by Christopher Cain
United States, 1987
Crime, Drama, Thriller


A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violence and crime ridden high school.

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The Principal Directed by Christopher Cain

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  • Z's rating of the film The Principal

    I am sure the jumping off point for this repulsive, racist, revenge fantasy was: "what if Dirty Harry was a high school principal?" The thought behind this project seems to have ended there. Belushi plays a loathsome, violent lout who achieves personal/professional satisfaction by beating disadvantaged inner city children to a pulp. The audience is invited to cheer Belushi on as he indulges his sickening pathology.

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