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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 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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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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School filmed is Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, CA. See more »


When Blade is taking Duncan's glasses off and giving him the gold tooth to put in his mouth, the camera switches to Blade taking the tooth out then back to Duncan saying "that's not hygienic" with the gold tooth already in his mouth. See more »


Duncan's Mom: Dear what's the matter?
Duncan's Dad: Julie, have you ever wondered about our son's sexual... preference?
Duncan's Mom: Hee... You know, I never really was aware that he had one.
[Both laugh together]
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Features Love Connection (1983) See more »


A Class Act I
Written by Vassal Benford and Ron Spearman
Produced by Vassal Benford and Cassandra Mills
Performed by B Angie B
Courtesy of Bust It Records
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A vastly underrated movie
11 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never understood why this film is regarded so poorly, even to the point of being dissed on "Martin." While it doesn't measure up to the first two "House Party" films, it's certainly better than most people give it credit for.

Both Reid and Martin deliver excellent performances, but Martin really shines as Blade Brown, the hood with a well-hidden heart of gold. Lamont Johnson, Thomas Mikal Ford, Karyn Parsons, and Alysia Rogers provide solid supporting roles.

What impressed me most about this film was the obvious chemistry between the cast members. While I expected it between Reid and Martin, I was pleasantly surprised to see it between Johnson and Ford, Reid and Rogers, and Martin and Parsons.

I'd say that this is a must-see for Kid 'N' Play fans. For non Kid 'N' Play fans, it can be a fun diversion with some wonderfully funny scenes.

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