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Class of 1999 (1990)

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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 good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious. Written by Rob Hartill

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It's 1999. School is a warzone. The latest in automatic weapons are the teachers. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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11 May 1990 (USA)  »

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A Guerra dos Donos do Amanhã  »

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$5,200,000 (estimated)

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$2,459,895 (USA)
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Trivia

Last film to have been released theatrically by Taurus Entertainment Company. See more »

Goofs

The position of the writing on the basketball changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hardin: I operate from a model of absolute zero tolerance.
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Connections

Followed by Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994) See more »

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New Drug
Written by P. Fluid
Performed by 24-7 Spyz
Published by Flu Music
Courtesy of Relativity Records
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I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.
22 July 2015 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

I've got a soft spot for sci-fi films that have already passed their sell-by-date—those movies set in a year that is now history to you and I (even more-so if the year forms part of the film's title, like this one): I just love seeing how these cinematic predictions of the future differ from reality.

Class of 1999 is a classic example: according to this film, by the year 1999 gang culture will have reached such a level in the U.S. that certain areas—known as Free Fire Zones—will no longer be protected by the police. Kennedy High School, situated in one such lawless zone, becomes the testing ground for three experimental robot teachers (played by Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier, and John P. Ryan), adapted from military battle droids by unscrupulous MegaTech head honcho Bob Forrest (Stacy Keach).

Recently released from prison, gang-banger Cody Culp (Bradley Gregg) intends to give up his criminal lifestyle, but when the droid teachers begin to revert back to their military programming, dealing with their unruly students using extreme force, he and his gang, the Blackhearts, join forces with their rivals, the Razorheads, to try and stop the killing.

According to director Mark L. Lester (who also directed the superior Class of 1984), late '90s fashion hasn't moved on much from the decade before, the film's youths sporting some truly nasty attire (worst offender being Joshua Jackson as Cody's brother Angel, who wears yellow leggings and matching tunic and has the cheek to tell Cody "Man, you got to think about your image"). Also exhibiting zero sign of taste: Stacy Keach as freaky albino Forrest, whose hairstyle is a cross between a mullet and a rattail, and who wears zombie contact lenses for no apparent reason (I thought he was an albino at first, but his 'tache is black).

This version of 1999 also sees the art of robotics advanced to a level where machines can pass for human, something clearly inspired by James Cameron's The Terminator. As the droid teachers battle Cody and his pals, they shed their skin to reveal powerful weapons, which takes the violence up a notch and allows for some pretty impressive animatronic effects and gloopy cyborg gore, Grier opening up her chest (complete with prosthetic tits), Ryan having his cranium blown off, and Kilpatrick's head reduced to half human, half robot (before having his noggin separated from his body via forklift truck!).

Gloriously daft, a little cheesy at times, a lot cheesy at others, and packed with cartoonish violence, Class of 1999 is great entertainment for fans of exploitative '80s schlock. The fact that its vision of the near future is so wrong is just the icing on the cake.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.


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