Must watch ”coming of agers” as back-to-school nears

Must watch ”coming of agers” as back-to-school nears 

Posted: 12:30 pm Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

By Pete Rizzo

My Bodyguard

The coming of age high school movie is one that still appeals to me to this day. And the genre as a whole just hasn’t been the same in a long time. Then again it’s hard to top some of the great movies of the day. Not surprisingly, two of my favorites made the cut with this one probably as my favorite:

“Sixteen Candles” is a close second thanks largely to Anthony Michael Hall,…

,…and Geddy Watanabe (as Long Duk Don)

One coming of age flick I don’t think gets the credit it deserves is ‘3 O Clock High’. I always get a kick out of seeing a bully get their brass-knuckled comeuppance and few did it better than Casey Siemaszko as Jerry (“NYPD Blue” fans, he was asshole IAB investigator Captain Fraker).

Well, I can think of one movie that did it not only better but did it twice in one sequence; 1980’s “My Bodyguard”. I still get a rush out of seeing Ricky and Clifford give Mike and Moody their just desserts.

How about you? What’s your favorite coming of age high school flick?

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