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1986, Park Circus/MGM, 96 min, USA, Dir: Alan Metter

Rodney Dangerfield can’t get no respect as a father whose son has decided that he doesn’t want to go to college. Determined to show him the importance of education, Dangerfield enrolls at the university as well. He’s instantly popular due to his wild parties, but literature professor Sally Kellerman inspires him to crack the books. There are lots of laughs, of course, as well as a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and a soundtrack by former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman.

1971, 88 min, USA, Dir: Harry Hurwitz

A lonely projectionist (Chuck McCann) spends his life daydreaming that he's superhero Captain Flash; his imaginary persona takes him and the audience on a series of adventures that alleviate the boredom of his daily existence. Rodney Dangerfield made his feature film debut as the projectionist's boss in this cult favorite, which inventively uses movie clips and fake coming attractions (including a trailer for the end of the world) to convey its hero's fantasy life.

1980, Warner Bros., 98 min, USA, Dir: Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis' directorial debut is a hilarious assault on the establishment. Michael O'Keefe plays a teenage caddy at a snooty country club, faced with a number of difficult choices as he heads into adulthood. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for the audience, his father figures on the golf course are Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Bill Murray.

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