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Class of 1984 (1982)

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Andrew Norris is a new teacher in an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. This school is so dangerous that the students have to go through a metal detector ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Merrie Lynn Ross ...
Diane Norris
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Drugstore
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Arthur (as Michael Fox)
Keith Knight ...
Barnyard
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Neil Clifford ...
Fallon
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Detective Stewiski
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Deneen (as Erin Flannery)
David Gardner ...
Principal Morganthau
Steve Pernie ...
Rejack
Robert Reece ...
Leroy
Joseph Kelly ...
Jimmy
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Storyline

Andrew Norris is a new teacher in an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. This school is so dangerous that the students have to go through a metal detector at the front door and almost everything is run by a punk posse lead by a delinquent named Peter Stegman. Soon, Norris and Stegman clash 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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Life is pain. Pain is every thing. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Klasse von 1984  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A real high school orchestra was used for Mr. Norris' band. See more »

Goofs

When Norris cuts the arm off the thug on the table saw, blood is clearly shown spattering into the left armpit of his white shirt. After he leaves the shop and is running in the hallway, the white shirt has no blood in that area. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Norris: You hurt her, I'll kill you! I swear to God I'll kill you!
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Stegman's Concerto
Written and Performed by Timothy Van Patten
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User Reviews

 
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5 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I kinda hated this film when it first came out, thinking that it was unrealistic and ultra-violent, what with the metal detectors at the entrances to the high schools and depictions of punks, etc...little did I know. This film, a kind of update of "Blackboard Jungle" by way of "Clockwork Orange" and "Death Wish" is a fascinating look at an urban high school controlled by punk gang leader Stegman (Timothy Van Patten). Perry King plays the new music teacher, and he gives a decent performance. Roddy McDowell steals the show as the biology instructor. His best scene -- pointing a gun at his students and threatening to kill them if they get the wrong answer to a science question! This film is extremely well made, a classic b-movie that is first rate compared to junk like "The Faculty" or any of the other awful "I Know What you Did Last Summer" type of teen flicks out these days...


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