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Class of 1984 (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  20 August 1982 (USA)
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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
Al Waxman ...
Detective Stewiski
Erin Noble ...
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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"We are the future!... and nothing can stop us." See more »


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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Classe de 1984  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Mark L. Lester calls this his best film. See more »

Goofs

The opening title scene when Mr Norris first arrives at the school, he gets out of his car and walks past Biology Teacher Mr Corrigan, standing at his car, and notices a gun inside his opened briefcase, the barrel is pointing down to the opening of the briefcase. In the next shot, the gun's barrel is pointing to the right side of the briefcase, before Mr Corrigan shuts the briefcase. 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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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

You Better Not Step Out of Line
Music by Lalo Schifrin & Jeffrey Baxter
Lyrics by Gary Osborne
Performed by Randall Bramlett
Produced by Steve Tyrell
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maybe my favorite b-grade film of all time...
25 August 2001 | by (new york, new york) – See all my reviews

wonderful and amusing punk rock version of the teen gang movie. when new teacher andy norris (perry king) arrives at lincoln high, he unwittingly pits himself against a gang of punks led by the legendary timothy van patton (who shocks the audience with a beautiful self-written piano solo). as norris continues to investigate the punks' behavior, he finds himself and his wife caught up in violent world of high school brutality. some of the best and worst moments in video history are caught within the action-packed 93 minutes. absolutely fantastic cult film, deserves many, many viewings...


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