Plain Clothes

Plain Clothes

Director: Martha Coolidge Cast: Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis, George Wendt

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Arliss Howard plays a baby-faced undercover cop, posing as a high school student. Howard is investigating the murder of a teacher, a task made difficult when his own brother (Loren Dean) becomes the primary suspect. Meanwhile, the ersatz student falls in love with Alexandre Powers, the daughter of the school's gym instructor. Before long, Howard is having trouble separating his "real" self from his fictional persona: he event develops a crush on home-room teacher Suzy Amis! Director Martha Coolidge and scriptwriter A. Scott Frank seem to be having a lot of fun pushing the credibility envelope in the amusing but unnecessarily convoluted Plain Clothes.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2013
UPC: 0887090056106
Original Release: 1988
Rating: PG
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 30,947

Special Features

Audio Commentary With Director Martha Coolidge

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arliss Howard Nick Dunbar
Suzy Amis Robin Torrance
George Wendt Chet Butler
Diane Ladd Jane Melway
Seymour Cassel Ed Malmburg
Jackie Gayle Coach Zeffer
Robert Stack Mr. Gardner, Principal
Harry Shearer Simon Feck
Peter Dobson Kyle Kerns
Alexandra Powers Daun-Marie Zeffer
Loren Dean Matt Dunbar
Jackie Burch Actor
Larry Pine Dave Hechtor
Abe Vigoda Mr. Wiseman
Max Perlich Carter
Tee Dennard Sal
Michael Watson Warden
Landon Wine Warden
Marya Delia Javier School Secretary
Jeff Young Kid
Phoebe Augustine Girl at Fair
Bridget Hoffman Student Announcer
Reginald VelJohnson Captain Graff

Technical Credits
Martha Coolidge Director
Edward M. Abroms Editor
William Apperson Art Director
Teresa M. Austin Makeup
Jackie Burch Casting
Scott Frank Original Story,Screenwriter
Dan Gleich Sound/Sound Designer
Don Goldman Associate Producer,Production Manager
Daniel Hainey Cinematographer
Steven Charles Jaffe Executive Producer
Marya Delia Javier Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Michel Levesque Production Designer
Michael Manheim Co-producer
Bob Riggs Special Effects
Tracy Tynan Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Vining Original Story
Richard Wechsler Co-producer
Scott Wilk Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Plain Clothes
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [11:25]
3. Chapter 3 [10:06]
4. Chapter 4 [11:40]
5. Chapter 5 [10:46]
6. Chapter 6 [14:33]
7. Chapter 7 [9:10]
8. Chapter 8 [2:15]
9. Chapter 9 [5:11]
10. Chapter 10 [22:52]

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Plain Clothes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful surprise this movie was - it was one of the more enjoyable movies I have seen (if you are looking for fun entertainment). Great comedy, good mystery and suspense and wonderful reminders of high school days. Excellent cast of fine professionals. Highly recommended for an evenings entertainment.