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Moving Violations (1985)

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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

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Neal Israel

Writers:

Neal Israel (screenplay), Pat Proft (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray ... Dana Cannon
Jennifer Tilly ... Amy Hopkins
James Keach ... Deputy Halik
Brian Backer ... Scott Greeber
Ned Eisenberg ... Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ... Emma Jean
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Joan Pudillo
Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Loretta Houk
Fred Willard ... Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Lisa Hart Carroll ... Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ... Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Raoul Bienveneda
Willard E. Pugh ... Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Sally Kellerman ... Judge Nedra Henderson
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Storyline

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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A crash course in traffic school. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1985 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Les zéros de conduite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,600,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second feature film of Jennifer Tilly. See more »

Goofs

After Mrs. Houk gets out of the car, after narrowly missing getting hit by the train, her glasses change from the vintage batwing/cat-eye style to more modern ones (Nedra Volz's actual personal eyeglasses). This is attributed to the fact that the overnight filming of the train scenes expanded further than just one night and the continuity was missed. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Loretta Houk: [after throwing a flare in the trunk of a car and setting it ablaze] Did I do something wrong?
Dana Cannon: Not from where I stand.
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Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Moving Violations
Performed by Nona Hendryx
Written by Bruce Roberts
Courtesy of RCA Records
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One of the best comedies you've never heard of .............
6 December 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

If you would like to wow your friends with a 1980s comedy that they probably have never heard of, then look no further than "Moving Violations". This movie has a cast of pedigreed comedians, including Fred Willard, Jennifer Tilly, and Sally Kerrerman. The lead goes to John Murray, brother of Bill Murray. His performance is far from unique, as it clearly mimics Bill Murray and John Belushi. In fact "Moving Violations" has certain scenes that seem to have been influenced by "Animal House, and "The Blues Brothers". Overlook these minor annoyances and be mesmerized by the rapid fire gags which make time fly by with maximum laughs. If you admire any of the above films or actors, this is a must see. - MERK


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