When I first saw this movie I was 15, and thought it was best movie ever. The central character is Michael Dunn (Andrew McCarthy), who is new to St. Basils and has yet to learn of it's sadistic rituals and largely paranoid and overbearing Brothers. Dunn makes friends with self-proclaimed genius, Caesar (Malcolm Danare) who's seems to have a excuss note in his pocket for every occasion. Dunn and Caesar eventually join forces with underachiever, Rudy (Kevin Dillon), quiet Corbet ( Patrick Dempsey's movie debuet), and self gratifing record holder (Stephen Geoffreys). As such, the five of them get into their fair share of trouble and adolescent antics at St. Basils, which makes for some pretty funny sequences. Mary Stuart Masterson costars as Dunn's girlfriend who runs the soda fountain, a sanctuary to the Catholic School students where they can smoke and cuss and whatever without fearing sanctions from the Brother. She's basically just a nice girl trying to get by and seems like a good match for Dunn. Donald Sutherland plays the rather lackluster headmaster at the school. Fr. Abruzzi,(Wallace Shawn) a priest who warns teenagers about lust is pretty funny, and John Heard has a good part as the laidback Brother who seems to be the only buffer between the Brothers and the students. Despite Andrew McCarthy being emphasized as the main character, the whole movie is really Rudy (Kevin Dillon)who has the bulk of funny dialogue and dumb ideas that makes this movie memorable This definatly isn't the best movie ever, but is pretty darn good.