Night School is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Monday, August 20, 2018 released the trailer:
Night School - Official Trailer #3 (HD).

Story intro

In 2001, high school student Teddy Walker drops out of school when he finds himself unable to concentrate during a crucial test. Years later, in 2018, he works as a barbecue grill salesman while dating a wealthy woman named Lisa, having developed a careful financial strategy that allows him to maintain the illusion that he is better off than he actually is. However, his life falls apart just as he learns that he is going to inherit control of the store when the current manager retires. As he proposes to Lisa in the shop, Teddy accidentally triggers an explosion when a champagne cork pops open a gas tank, with the manager taking the insurance from the explosion and running away. Now jobless, Teddy learns from his best friend Marvin that he could theoretically get a job at Marvin's financial investment firm, but it requires him to have a GED. Teddy goes to his old high school in the belief that he can just charm the new principal into giving him the relevant qualification, but this plan is ruined from the start with the discovery that the principal is Stewart, whom Teddy bullied when he was at school. Fortunately, Teddy is able to make arrangements to attend night school that semester taught by the unorthodox Carrie, but finds himself still frustrated by his old concentration issues. At the same time, he claims to Lisa that he has already got the job working for Marvin, while secretly working at a local fast food restaurant to give himself some financial support. As the rest of the class struggle to cope, Teddy convinces them to join him in stealing the test answers. When Carrie realizes what happened, Teddy is expelled from night school after he takes the blame. When he returns to make a genuine appeal to Carrie that he wants to do better, she agrees to take Teddy back to night school if he gets tested for learning disabilities, allowing them to determine that he suffers from dyslexia, dyscalculia, and various processing issues. Carrie is able to devise new systems to help Teddy cope and he soon settles into the night school while genuinely befriending his classmates.


Kevin Hart
Teddy Walker, Denise's brother, Gerald and Gladys's son
Tiffany Haddish
Carrie, Teddy's unorthodox teacher
Taran Killam
Stewart, the school's strict principal
Ben Schwartz
Marvin, Teddy's best friend and an investment adviser
Rob Riggle
Mackenzie, one of Teddy's classmates
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Lisa, Teddy's fiancée
Romany Malco
Jaylen, one of Teddy's classmates
Al Madrigal
Luis, a waiter
Anne Winters
Mila, a deadpan hipster from a wealthy family, whose parents force her to get her GED at the night-school class
Fat Joe
Bobby, an inmate and one of Teddy's classmates via the internet
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Keith David
Gerald Walker, Denise and Teddy's father and Gladys's husband
Owen Harn
Randy, Theresa's husband
Yvonne Orji
Maya, Lisa's friend
Bresha Webb
Denise Walker, Teddy's sister and Gerald and Gladys's daughter
Jeff Rose
Isaac, Teddy's boss at Christian Chicken
Donna Biscoe
Gladys Walker, Denise and Teddy's mother and Gerald's wife


Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2017.

The film Night School was scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018 (United States) and on November 15, 2018 (Germany) by B&H Film Distribution, Columbia Pictures, NOS Audiovisuais, Sabay MVP, Sony Pictures Releasing, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).

The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $29 million, the film grossed over $103.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Night School got low rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Night School (2018 film)

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