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Plain Clothes (1988)





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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.

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Arliss Howard
as Nick Dunbar
Suzy Amis
as Robin Torrence
George Wendt
as Chet Butler
Diane Ladd
as Jane Melway
Seymour Cassel
as Ed Malmburg
Jackie Gayle
as Coach Zeffer
Robert Stack
as Mr. Gardner, Principal
Harry Shearer
as Simon Feck
Peter Dobson
as Kyle Kerns
Alexandra Powers
as Daun-Marie Zeffer
Loren Dean
as Matt Dunbar
Larry Pine
as Dave Hechtor
Abe Vigoda
as Mr. Wiseman
Marya Delia Javier
as School Secretary
Phoebe Augustine
as Girl at Fair
Bridget Hoffman
as Student Announcer
Reginald VelJohnson
as Captain Graff
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