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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 <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an interview on the New York morning radio show The Breakfast Club, Kid N' Play state that Class Act is the film where they mostly play characters that are close to how they are in real life and how they were when they first met, with Kid being the studious academic and Play being the street savvy one. 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: See, the way I look at it is if you gonna be Blade Brown, you gotta know where Blade Brown comes from, you know what I'm sayin'?
Duncan: I thought you crawled out from under a rock.
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »


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My all time favourite.
2 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is my all time favourite film, so I am slightly biased! The reason I love this film is the moment in time it encapsulates & the comedy throughout is very funny. For me early 90's culture was an intriguing time. From the brightly coloured attire to the strong soundtrack. From Plays car 'Lucille' :)to the rib tickling examples of high school life which everyone can relate to in some form or other. The plot is easy watching, it just rolls along nicely.

There is an error in the car chase scene which I spotted. Play drives the car into the back of Minks Jaguar & crumples the front of 'Lucille' however in the next scene the front of the car is restored to its former glory :)

If you want a trip down memory lane to the flamboyant culture of the early 90's, and a reminder of how it was at school during those terrible teens, then this comedy with Kid n Play and a few other familiar faces ('Doug. E Doug' who went on to do Cool Runnings) ('Karyn Parsons' - Hilary in Fresh Prince Of Bell Air) (Pauly Shore who plays the unforgettable role of the hippy) this film is a good watch.

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