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Class of 1984 (1982)

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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.

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Diane Norris
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Arthur (as Michael Fox)
Keith Knight ...
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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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Andy Norris: a man equipped to deal with students. But they pushed him to the limit that has gone too far. Now he's about to teach the Class of 1984 the most dangerous lesson they deserve. See more »


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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Die Klasse von 1984  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Upset at the violent content after a screening, screenwriter Barry Schneider had his name taken off the credits as a screenwriter of the final film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Stegman and his gang go to the punk band club, the punk band Teenage Head are playing. The song that the band is playing is called "Got No Sense". Before Stegman gets on stage to stage dive, he gives a two fingered gesture to the crowd. The singer of the band onstage is next to Stegman singing the song, but his lips are not matching to the words of the song being played by the band. See more »

Quotes

Peter Stegman: When it comes to killin', teacher teacher's just got too much to lose... otherwise, you coulda done me right. Like this!
[busts his head open against a mirror]
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Referenced in Shahenshah (1988) See more »

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Suburbanite
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Performed by Jeffrey Baxter
Produced by Steve Tyrell
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Class of 1984 is a Cult Classic
6 March 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Class of 1984 (1982) is an entertaining and thought-provoking combination of the Vigilante and High School Drama flick. The film describes the punks as the next generation of important people. It was done as a reworking of Blackboard Jungle (it is much better than Cruel Intentions and more gutsy). Class of 1984 (1982) is an errie movie because the depiction of unsafe Urban high schools, metal detectors at schools, and security guards would be a reality eight years later in many high school cities. It is a courageous movie that isn't afraid to deal with important issues. Class of 1984 (1982) will be noted for the appearance of Michael J. Fox known in the credits as Michael Fox.


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