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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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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
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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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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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The teachers at Lincoln High have a very dangerous problem... their students! See more »


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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

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A Classe de 1984  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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All the teen extras were hand-picked for their inner-city appearances. See more »

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

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Peter Stegman: Life... is pain. Pain... is everything. You... you will learn!
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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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