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Underclassman (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  2 September 2005 (USA)
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A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy 'Tre' Stokes
Adrian Young ...
Earl the Bum
Lisa Brooks
Detective Gallecki
Captain Victor Delgado
Warren Williams
Peter Bryant ...
Michael Barry
David Boscoe
Oliver Horn
Rob Donovan
Ms. Hagerty
MyCale Guyton ...
April (as MyCale)


A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.

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A Comedy About Upholding The Law And Disturbing The Peace See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiz de detective  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,086,127 (USA) (2 September 2005)


$109,022 (South Africa) (25 August 2006)

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Originally set for a US theatrical release in 2004. Then two massive waves of layoffs were sustained at Miramax and Dimension, and the infamous Disney and Miramax split reached it's height. This film thus remained in the Miramax vaults unreleased during this time of uncertainty. When the Disney and Miramax divorce was finally completed, numerous films under the Miramax and Dimension label were finally released theatrically. See more »


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Tracy Stokes: [at a five-star restaurant with Rob] I'm telling you, in my old neighborhood, gettin' crab is something totally different.
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Austin Movie Show Review
5 September 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

From Miramax, the company that brought you Shakespeare In Love, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting, comes Underclassman. To quote a classic Sesame Street song, "Which of these things is not like the other, which of these things does not belong?" The answer is – Underclassman. Why did they make this movie? I don't know who Nick Cannon is, I don't know what he does, but he must have some powerful connections (or be a Freemason) for Miramax to allow him to write, star, and executive produce this hackneyed piece of over-used Hollywood clichés. Cannon plays a young and reckless rookie cop who goes undercover as a high school senior to catch a murderer in an affluent (think Westlake High) white high school. Prepare yourself for a deep sociological study of the differences between black and white people…not really.

Instead, prepare for the inevitable warehouse bust, car chase down busy highway, boat chase, and hostage situation with the woman he loves. The only funny line in the film is when the dorky white guy gets rejected by two hot chicks and says, "They probably had herpes anyways." That was funny. Nothing else was.

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