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Class Act (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 5 June 1992 (USA)
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Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Duncan (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Christopher Martin ...
Blade (as Christopher 'Play' Martin)
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Jail Guard
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Duncan's Dad
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Duncan's Mom
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Blade's Mom
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Parole Officer Reichert
Tony Simotes ...
Dr. Oppenheimer
Jeff Jensen ...
Prison Guard (as Scott Jensen)
Simply Marvalous ...
Miss Jackson
Jack 'The Rapper' Gibson ...
Janitor
Raye Birk ...
Principal Kratz
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Miss Simpson
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Latin Student
Gabe Green ...
Rashid
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Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only the school bully would stop trying to rough him up. And Blade definitely likes being thought of as important instead of as trouble, if only the teacher would stop hitting on him for a date. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,272,113 (USA)
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School filmed is Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, CA. See more »

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When the real Duncan is kicking the field goals look at the goal posts and notice the old rusty one and the new pretty one. See more »

Quotes

Popsicle: You're not my man. You're not my man. You're a genius.
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References The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) See more »

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Blade's Theme
Written by Vassal Benford
Produced by Vassal Benford and Cassandra Mills
Performed by Vassal Benford
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Still a hip teen comedy after 15 years
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1992's Class Act was hip hop duo Kid N' Play's first and only movie together that wasn't part of the House Party series. Duncan Pinderhughes (Kid) is a straight cut bookworm and Blade Brown (Play) is a troubled teen fresh out of jail. The two start high school under weird circumstances when they're school records are switched. Pinderhughes ended up being placed in a class of roughnecks while Brown went to the more established honor roll classes. When they learn of the mistake and confront each other, they try to use the mishap to their advantage to straighten out their problems. For example, Pinderhughes, because he was nonathletic, needed to pass gym and Brown just needed grades in general. From there on the film is one big laugh riot. The culture clash between the two plays off great on screen. Pinderhughes is used to finer things in life (classical music being one), he has great manners and is usually around kids of his own intellect. Meanwhile, Brown grew up in a rough environment and the streets definitely gave him the tough and mean persona we see. Usually films like this don't really do well with age and they're seen as "90s comedy". But 15 years later, scenes from Class Act are still being talked about and laughed at. It also helps that it is shown on HBO and BET a lot these days. Class Act is a refreshing comedy and has definitely stood the test of time.

Class Act - *** out of ****


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