When tickets for an upcoming concert by her favorite rock band, the Ramones, go on sale, aspiring teenage songwriter Riff Randell (P.J. Soles) skips school to be the first in line, enraging Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov), the no-nonsense principal of Vince Lombardi High School, who has
dedicated herself to putting an end to her charges' obsession with rock 'n' roll. Aided by a couple of aggressive henchmen (Loren Lester and Daniel Davies), Togar does everything in her power to see that no backbeat bopping deters her students from their studies, including confiscating all of the
Ramones' concert tickets Riff has purchased. Meanwhile, under the guidance of the school's ...