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Published: Friday, 8/22/2008

Where are they now? Stars of high-school movies go back to class

Summer is nearly over and everyone's getting ready to head back to school, even some former stars from the '90s TV hit Beverly Hills, 90210. They'll be returning to their old stomping grounds as part of the CW update 90210 that premieres Sept. 2. Well, if Jennie Garth can return to high school after all these years - now as a guidance counselor at West Beverly Hills High School - so can some of our favorite characters from the most memorable high school movies ever. Here are our best guesses as to where they might be now, based on their earlier words of cinematic wisdom. - Ryan E. Smith

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick)

Previously seen: Skipping school and outwitting everyone in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

"Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn)

Previously seen: Late for class as a surfer dude in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

"What Jefferson was saying was, 'Hey! You know, we left this England place 'cause it was bogus; so if we don't get some cool rules ourselves - pronto - we'll just be bogus too! Get it?"

Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst)

Previously seen: Preparing her cheerleading squad for the national championships in Bring It On (2000)

"This is not a democracy, it's a cheerocracy."

Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves)

Previously seen: Time traveling in a telephone booth in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

"Oh, you beautiful babes from England, for whom we have traveled through time ... will you go to the prom with us in San Dimas? We will have a most triumphant time!"

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan)

Previously seen: Navigating the catty cliques of high school in Mean Girls (2004)

"I'm good at math. I understand math. Nothing in math class could mess me up."

Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder)

Previously seen: Leading his friend Pedro to victory as class president in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

"Just tell them that their wildest dreams will come true if they vote for you."

Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone)

Previously seen: Trying to finding meaning in teenage life as a pretty, popular, rich girl in Clueless (1995)

"Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie."

Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page)

Previously seen: Dealing with life as a pregnant teenager in Juno (2007)

"You know, they call me the cautionary whale."

Boobie Miles (Derek Luke)

Previously seen: As an injured star running back in Friday Night Lights (2004)

"There's only one subject. It's football."

Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez)

Previously seen: Wasting time in detention in The Breakfast Club (1985)

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."

SOURCE: INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



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