Principal Takes a Holiday

Principal Takes a Holiday is an American television film that aired on ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. The film premiered on January 4, 1998 and stars Kevin Nealon, Zachery Ty Bryan and Jessica Steen. It was directed by Robert King, who also wrote the screenplay. The story was written by Paul Wolff.

Principal Takes a Holiday
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Screenplay byRobert King
Story byPaul Wolff
Directed byRobert King
StarringKevin Nealon
Zachery Ty Bryan
Jessica Steen
Rashaan H. Nall
Kurt Fuller
Theme music composerMark Mothersbaugh
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Neil Meron
Craig Zadan
Producer(s)Fitch Cady
CinematographyPhilip Linzey
Editor(s)Bonnie Koehler
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)Storyline Entertainment
Walt Disney Television
Original networkABC
Original release
  • January 4, 1998 (1998-01-04) (United States)


John Scaduto (Zachery Ty Bryan), a troublesome high school senior makes a deal with his parents that he will not get into any more trouble until he graduates to receive a $10,000 gift from his grandma. However, when his principal Frank Hockenberry (Kurt Fuller) is involved in an accident in a prank that he planned, he finds a homeless man named Franklin Fitz (Kevin Nealon), to act as the acting principal to keep his parents and every one else none the wiser. While acting as principal, Franklin falls for Celia Shine (Jessica Steen), a fellow teacher.

Meanwhile, Peter Heath (Rashaan H. Nall) a new student, gets involved with John's plan in order for John to help him get a date with his crush Roxanne (Emmanuelle Chriqui).


Home mediaEdit

The film was released on VHS on August 15, 2000.[1]


  1. ^ "Principal Takes a Holiday / TV Movie (VHS)". Retrieved January 26, 2011.

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