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Class of 1984 (1982)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  20 August 1982 (USA)
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Andy is a new teacher and an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door and ... See full summary »

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Andy is a new teacher and an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Class of 1984. Is this the future? See more »


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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Mark L. Lester said the film was inspired by several true stories of school violence he had read about in papers. In particular was a story of a teacher who brought a gun to class to control his students - the scene ended up in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Terry points the gun at the thug student, its distance from the thug's face keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Peter Stegman: [after playing a piano concerto] Do I get the gig, teacher?
Andrew Norris: Where'd you learn how to play that?
Peter Stegman: Do I get the fuckin' gig?
Andrew Norris: No. Maybe I'll give you a shot when you grow up, now get out.
Peter Stegman: Stegman doesn't play in anybody's asshole band, anyway.
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Referenced in Blood and Blackboards (2006) See more »

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Stegman's Concerto
Written and Performed by Timothy Van Patten
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An absorbing piece of exploitation.
21 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Death Wish" meets "The Blackboard Jungle" in this brutal, increasingly violent thriller. If I were to judge it from a strictly objective point of view, I'd have to be very negative - it's a totally exploitative piece of work. But there is something inherently absorbing about this movie, and you simply can't take your eyes off it. Its 93 minutes pass like a breeze, and for that alone it probably deserves two stars. Has pretty good acting, too.


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