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 overview, first billed only:
Duncan (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Christopher Martin ...
Blade (as Christopher 'Play' Martin)
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Jail Guard
Duncan's Dad
Duncan's Mom
Blade's Mom
Parole Officer Reichert
Tony Simotes ...
Dr. Oppenheimer
Jeff Jensen ...
Prison Guard (as Scott Jensen)
Simply Marvalous ...
Miss Jackson
Jack 'The Rapper' Gibson ...
Raye Birk ...
Principal Kratz
Miss Simpson
Latin Student
Gabe Green ...


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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bukta van  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)


$13,272,113 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last movie we see Kid's famous hi hair. See more »


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 »


Blade: [Blade pulls off his gold tooth cap] Here, take this.
Duncan: That's not hygienic!
Blade: I'll give you hygienic! Take it!
Duncan: [Duncan puts gold tooth cap on] Oh yeah, fits like a charm.
Blade: Only one more thing we got to take care of.
Duncan: What's that?
Blade: [Blade points to Duncan's hair] That.
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References The Nutty Professor (1963) See more »


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Written by Anne Dudley, Jonathan Jeczalik (as J.J. Jeczalik), Gary Langan,
Paul Morley and Trevor Horn
Performed by The Art of Noise
Courtesy of 2TT Records Limited/Island Records Limited
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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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