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Class of 1999 (1990)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  11 May 1990 (USA)
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Christie Langford (as Traci Lin)
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Dr. Miles Langford
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Dr. Bob Forrest
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Mr. Hardin
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Sonny
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Angel (as Joshua Miller)
Sharon Wyatt ...
Janice Culp
James Medina ...
Hector (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
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Curt
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Flavio (as Brent Fraser)
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Dawn
Sean Hagerty ...
Reedy
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a god job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious. Written by Rob Hartill

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teacher | robot | school | murder | parolee | See more »

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It's the last lesson you'll ever learn! See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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11 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Class of 1999  »

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$5,200,000 (estimated)

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$2,459,895 (USA)
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Malcolm McDowell was originally considered for the role of Dr. Bob Forrest. See more »

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Mr. Bryles: One million megabytes
[as the teacher lifts his mouth over his whole head revealing the robot underneath]
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Head Like a Hole
Written by Trent Reznor (as T. Reznor)
Performed by Nine Inch Nails (as The Nine Inch Nails)
Published by TVT Music, Inc.
Courtesy of TVT Records
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These robots have more then teaching on mind!
14 February 2006 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

It's the year 1999 and the violence in schools is virtually now unstoppable with many gangs contributing to the war zone look. To control this problem in a Settle High school, a principal gets help from the board of Government Educational defence and three disguised androids are sent there. They are no ordinary robots that are just there to teach, but they have strong disciplinary actions to keep these savage students at bay. Although soon the punishment that these androids hand out becomes brutal and they decide to terminate the main problem by playing games on the students.

Director Mark L. Lester returns here to provide us with a sequel to his cult classic "Class Of 84". This really isn't a direct sequel and it's not up to scratch with the first. The original is basically far superior in every way. Though, that's not saying it's worthless, because it's not. Trashy, incredibly dumb and over-the-top, but it surely was an entertaining B-grade Sci-fi. Even if the characters and plot seem to lose out to the violence and special effects. They are executed very well by fusing together plentiful action and chaos. Just like the first it doesn't shy away from graphic violence, but the realistic and exploitive touch of the first is lost on this occasion. While, the special effects are very well conceived in this low-budget production. The robot designs were crafted with great detail and skill. Another notable thing that makes this worth a peek is that of the cast. What a stellar line-up it does boast. You got Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Pam Grier, John P. Ryan, Patrick Kilpatrick and Joshua Millar appearing. Now the big question is how did these names get involved in the production? The characterizations are weak, but Grier, Ryan and Kilpatrick spice it up as the hell bent androids and Keach gives a deviously cheesy performance as the cynical Dr. Bob Forrest, the creator of these robots. The teenagers here are basically paper-thin and lack the menace. Bradley Gregg plays the hero, and that's a very wooden and unappealing one too.

The predictable premise is more concern about keeping the eyes entertained with explosions, gunfire and dazzling effects amongst an apocalyptic background. The satirical comments are there, but it just lacks the venom in the context and it doesn't have the hard ass poetry of the original. It takes a look into the future to see how the higher officials would cope with this problem and it shows the hypocritical reaction that now aggression is the best way to defeat this problem. Like others have mentioned it adds a pinch of "The Terminator", "Westworld" and "The Warriors" to the story's set-up and viola - you got "Class of 1999". The hammy dialog is bad and seems to be on pun overload; with something being mentioned every couple lines. Stacy Keach is the one that drums out the campy dialog beautifully, though. The humour too is terribly off the rocker. The soundtrack sticks with the punk scene and rock grunge, but it isn't so enforcing and catchy. Because of the budget it does have very grimy look that works in well with the flick. Director Lester constructed adequate suspense and paces the film rather smoothly, with enough neat flashes of gore in the mix. Overall, I was expecting something very weak, but hell this was one bone-rattling ride.

Maybe it's not as memorable, interactive and shocking as its great predecessor, but this kitsch sequel, which could possibly stand-alone. Hooks you right in because of the profound visuals and strong cast.


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