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Class Act -- Two high school seniors - one a shy polite straight-A nerd and the other a street smart punk with a record - have their records accidentally switched and assume each other's identities.
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Writers (WGA):
Michael Swerdlick (story) &
Wayne Allan Rice (story) ...
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Release Date:
5 June 1992 (USA) See more »
Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Still a hip teen comedy after 15 years See more (12 total) »


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Christopher Reid ... Duncan (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Christopher Martin ... Blade (as Christopher 'Play' Martin)
Andre Rosey Brown ... Jail Guard

Meshach Taylor ... Duncan's Dad

Mariann Aalda ... Duncan's Mom

Loretta Devine ... Blade's Mom

Rick Ducommun ... 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

Rhea Perlman ... Miss Simpson

Graham Galloway ... Latin Student
Gabe Green ... Rashid
Philip Perlman ... Teacher

Doug E. Doug ... Popsicle
Alysia Rogers ... Damita
Lamont Johnson ... Wedge

Karyn Parsons ... Ellen
Randy Jandt ... Dorky Kid

Reginald Ballard ... Fruity
David Basulto ... Go-Go

John Hostetter ... Football Coach
Ivory Ocean ... Wrestling Coach
Patricia Fraser ... Mrs. Ipswitch

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Mink

George Alvarez ... Tommy

Michael Whaley ... Tyrone
Guy Margo ... Damita's Neighbor #1
Darcel Crayton ... Damita's Neighbor #2 (as Darcell Crayton)

Lance Crouther ... Bad Dude #1
Baldwin C. Sykes ... Bad Dude #2
Skip O. Carwell ... Bad Dude #3
D.J. Wiz ... D.J. (as Mark 'D.J. Wiz' Eastmond)

Greg Collins ... Cop

Sam McMurray ... Skip Wankman

Jody Savin ... St. Peter's Student #1
Lisa Lord ... St. Peter's Student #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nito Larioza ... Dancer (uncredited)

Pauly Shore ... Julian Thomas (uncredited)
Melissa Vinicor ... Offended Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Randall Miller 
Writing credits
Michael Swerdlick (story) &
Wayne Allan Rice (story) (as Wayne Rice) and
Richard Brenne (story)

John Semper (screenplay) &
Cynthia Friedlob (screenplay)

Produced by
Todd Black .... producer
Suzanne De Passe .... executive producer
Jean Higgins .... co-producer
Maynell Thomas .... producer
Joe Wizan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Vassal Benford (original score composer)
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
Richard Leeman 
Casting by
Jaki Brown 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
Set Decoration by
Robin Peyton 
Costume Design by
Violette Jones-Faison 
Makeup Department
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist: Wax Museum Effects
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head
Anne P. Turk .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Davis .... second assistant director
Fred Lerner .... second unit director (as Fred M. Lerner)
Lucille OuYang .... second second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nat Bocking .... set dresser
Adam J. Braff .... set dresser
Tamar Dick .... set painter
Thomas Gark .... property master
Sarah Knowles .... assistant art director
Keith A. Kropf .... head painter
Joe Wood .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising adr editor
Michael Herbick .... re-recording mixer
David Kneupper .... sound designer
Will Yarbrough .... sound
Special Effects by
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
Rick Thompson .... special effects coordinator
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Brian Bennett .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Mike Ceballos .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Sonja Davis .... stunts
Marilin Dear .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Steve Geray .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Joy Hooper .... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunts (as Kevin Jackson)
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Amanda LeFlore .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator (as Julius Le Flore)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts (as Julius Le Flore)
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Rusty McClennon .... stunts
Rita Minor .... stunts
Wayne Montanio .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Perry Nichols .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Jalon Raney .... stunts (as Jason Raney)
Von L. Roddy .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Vicki Sims .... stunts
Josephe Tureaud .... stunts (as Joey Tureaud)
Kym Washington .... stunts
William Washington .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (as Eddie Watkins)
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts (as Gerard Williams)
Larry Williams .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Cardone .... second camera operator
John C. Cole .... dolly grip
Bruce Comtois .... grip
Scott Fieldsteel .... best boy
Simon Jayes .... crane operator: Technocrane
Christopher J. Lama .... electrician
Christopher Moreman .... company grip (as Chris Moreman)
Arnaud Peiny .... grip
Casting Department
Traci Runcie Williams .... casting assistant (as Traci Runcie)
Editorial Department
Ann Martin .... assistant editor
Jan S. Owen .... director of post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Orion Crawford .... orchestrator
Cassandra Mills .... music supervisor
Larry Rench .... conductor
Carl Zittrer .... music editor
Transportation Department
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Shane Greedy .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Marty Elfalan .... assistant accountant
Kathy Petty .... production accountant
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Marjorie Mann .... dancer (uncredited)
Marshal Silverman .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and sex-related dialogue
98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Popsicle:Hey Mr. Froggy! Want a lick? Huh, Mr. Froggy?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Clerks (1994)See more »
Jeepers CreepersSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Still a hip teen comedy after 15 years, 28 January 2007
Author: Jon Marin from United States

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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