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Class of 1999 -- The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free fire zones," into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides "tactical education units."


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11 May 1990 (USA) See more »
The ultimate teaching machine... out of control. See more »
Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bradley Gregg ... Cody Culp

Traci Lind ... Christie Langford (as Traci Lin)

Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Miles Langford

Stacy Keach ... Dr. Bob Forrest

Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mr. Bryles

Pam Grier ... Ms. Connors

John P. Ryan ... Mr. Hardin
Darren E. Burrows ... Sonny

Joshua John Miller ... Angel (as Joshua Miller)
Sharon Wyatt ... Janice Culp
James Medina ... Hector (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)

Jason Oliver ... Curt

Brent David Fraser ... Flavio (as Brent Fraser)

Jill Gatsby ... Dawn
Sean Hagerty ... Reedy

Sean Sullivan ... Mohawk (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
David Wasman ... Guard
Landon Wine ... Noser
Barbara Coffin ... Matron

Linda Burden-Williams ... Secretary
Lanny Rees ... Desk Sergeant
Barry M. Press ... Gould
James McIntire ... Technician #1

Lee Arenberg ... Technician #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Egawa ... Extra - Student (uncredited)

Rose McGowan ... Girl Outside Langford's Office (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark L. Lester 
Writing credits
Mark L. Lester (story)

C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay)

John Skipp  uncredited

Produced by
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Mark L. Lester .... producer
Stanley Mann .... associate producer
Eugene Mazzola .... co-producer
Ellen Steloff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Hoenig 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Production Design by
Steven Legler 
Art Direction by
Phil Peters 
Set Decoration by
Steve Karatzas 
Costume Design by
Leslie Peters Ballard  (as Leslie Ballard)
Makeup Department
Brent Armstrong .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist (as Karoly 'Charles' Balazs)
Barney Burman .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Rob Burman .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Roberto Carlos .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Mike Cobos .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Ralph Cobos .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Gunnar Ferdinandsen .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Frankie Inez .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Jeff Kennemore .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Rolf John Keppler .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Gábor Kernyaiszky .... hair stylist (as Gabor Kernyaiszky)
Francesca Lacagnina .... extra makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Lesa Nielsen .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
David Quashnick .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Richard Ruiz .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Rick Stratton .... special effects makeup designer: All Effects Company
Robert Tharp .... makeup effects crew: All Effects Company
Production Management
Kathleen Long .... unit manager
Eugene Mazzola .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard W. Abramitis .... first assistant director (as Richard Abramitis)
Eric Allard .... second unit director
Scott Cameron .... second assistant director
Mark Ean .... assistant director
Sharon Gerhard .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Russell R. Anderson .... set dresser (as Russ Anderson)
Charles Armstrong .... set dresser
Gretchen Armstrong .... scenic artist
Loren Corney .... carpenter foreman
David Dunbar .... assistant props (as Dave Dunbar)
Randy Eriksen .... leadman
Susan Mina Eschelbach .... assistant to set decorator (as Susan Eschelbach)
Marguerite Ewy .... production painter
Steven E. Eyrse .... head scenic artist (as Steve R. Eyrse)
Don Ferguson .... scenic artist
Don Ferguson .... set designer
Regan Haines .... set dresser
Mark Helf .... swing crew (as Marc Helf)
Ken Hinch .... set dresser
Jay Justice .... art production assistant
William Lakoff .... set dresser (as William 'Billy' Lakoff)
Budd Lewis .... storyboard artist
John Lieberman .... set dresser (as John 'Baby Doc' Lieberman)
Brian Lybecker .... construction department buyer
Brian Lybecker .... swing crew
Anthony Maccario .... property master
Doug McGar .... construction coordinator
Lori Melendy .... art production assistant
Bill Pinson .... labor foreman
Ryan Purcell .... swing crew (as Ryan Durcell)
David Saltzman .... swing crew
Robert Taylor .... swing crew (as Rob Taylor)
Whiting Tennis .... swing crew
Sound Department
Robert Appere .... sound re-recording mixer
Noah Blough .... foley editor
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell Brower .... sound effects editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Tom Condon .... boom operator
Zack Davis .... dialogue editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects editor
Rick Freeman .... sound effects editor
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Victor Grodecki .... supervising sound editor
Alan Howarth .... electronic sound effects
Alan Howarth .... sound effects editor
Doug Jackson .... dialogue editor
Lance Laurienzo .... first assistant sound editor
Robert Marts .... boom operator
Tom McCormick .... optical negative
Mary Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
James Pilcher .... sound mixer (as Jim Pilcher)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Risner .... sound effects editor
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Alexis Storm .... sound effects editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
Earl Watson .... adr editor
Asher Yates .... adr editor
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects
Eric Allard .... special effects producer
Tony Allard .... special effects technician (as George 'Tony' Allard)
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects technician
Ray Brown .... special effects
Scott Forbes .... special effects
Danny Gil .... special effects
Bruce Khteian .... special effects
Betty Pecha Madden .... special effects wardrobe
Milton Riess .... special effects crew
Andrew Sebok .... special effects
Pamela Shaw .... special effects wardrobe
Ron Thornton .... special effects art director
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects
Richard Zarro .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Eric Allard .... visual effects supervisor
Eric J. Goldstein .... special effects cinematographer
Mary Albee .... assistant stunt coordinator
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts (as Richard Blackwell)
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
J. Thomas Kemper .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Willard Langley Lewis .... stunts (as Willard Langley 'Bud' Lewis)
Steve Mack .... stunts
Sarah Thomas .... stunts
Bradley Gregg .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Bosworth .... electrician (as Marty Bosworth)
Findlay Bunting .... first assistant camera
Loren Corl .... dolly
Loren Corl .... key grip
Ed Ewing .... camera operator
Pascal Franchot .... best boy grip
Austin Goss .... gaffer
Jim Hicks .... electrician (as James Hicks Jr.)
Loren Hillebrand .... grip
Neil Holcomb .... best boy electric
Steve Itano .... first assistant camera
Ian Jennings .... grip
Lars Larsen .... first assistant camera
Carla Leonardi .... still photographer
Cliff Lipson .... still photographer
Matthew Neal McVay .... still photographer (as Matthew McVay)
Marty Oppenheimer .... camera operator
Marty Oppenheimer .... cinematographer: second unit
Randy Ratliff .... grip
Brian Robertson .... grip
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... electrician (as Jeff Sodorberg)
Daniel E. Teaze .... second assistant camera (as Dan Teaze)
Peter J. Vogt .... electrician (as Peter Vogt)
Mark Watson .... electrician
Mark Watson .... grip
Casting Department
Michael Cutler .... casting associate
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christy Bain .... wardrobe production assistant
Tracey Levy .... costumer: Los Angeles (as Tracey Roden)
Lahly Poore .... second set costumer (as Lahli Poore)
Jonny Pray .... key costumer: men (as Jon Pray)
Charla Sanderson .... key costumer: women
Kathleen Waln .... costumer: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Roger Fenton .... assistant editor
Julie Hall .... assistant editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer (as Mike Martens)
Tom Siiter .... associate editor
Lois Trent-Bring .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bradford Ellis .... orchestrator: music score
Seth Kaplan .... music supervisor
Pamela Neal .... music scoring mixer
Derek Power .... music supervisor
Sherry Weintraub .... music editor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Clare Brockman .... driver
Bob Burkhart .... transportation coordinator
Tom Featherstone .... driver
Karen Harrison .... driver
Jeff Hubacek .... driver
Scott Hubacek .... driver: honeywagon
Mark James .... driver
Harold Martin .... transportation captain
Fred Mirante .... driver (as Fred Miranie)
Ronald Smith .... transportation captain (as Ron Smith)
Don Weaver .... driver
Steven Zuvela .... driver (as Steve Zuvela)
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Other crew
Martin Alcala .... assistant accountant: Seattle
Almarie Clifford .... teacher
Almarie Clifford .... welfare worker
Josh Conescu .... assistant: Mr. Lester
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Tony Grob .... assistant location manager
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Nicola Hewitt .... craft service
Kimberly Jase .... assistant: Mr. Mazzola
Bert Jetter .... caterer
Marsha Koff .... post-production accountant
Kerri Kroll .... production secretary
Michael Leon .... location manager
Kathleen Long .... production coordinator
Cheryl Matli .... production assistant
Susan McBrine .... caterer (as Susan MacBrine)
Wanda Mull .... pre-production coordinator
John Parker .... assistant accountant: Los Angeles (as John H. Parker)
Joe D. Ramsey .... mechanical effects supervisor
Cleve Reinhard .... production accountant
David Russell .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (as David W. Russell)
Richard Shea .... production assistant
Justin Soliday .... production assistant (as Justin B. Soliday)
Karen Thorndike .... script supervisor
Su Van Slyke .... production assistant (as Su Coe)
Douglas Yellin .... story editor
David M. Evans .... the producers would like to give special thanks to (as Dave 'Mickey' Evans)
Abbe Wool .... the producers would like to give special thanks to

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | Germany:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:(Banned) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | South Korea:15 (video rating) (1991) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R
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Continuity: The position of the writing on the basketball changes between shots.See more »
Doctor Miles Longford:They've been waging *war* with my students - whatever happened to *education*!See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray., 22 July 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

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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