Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »
When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.
When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex - his own estranged childhood best friend - to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.
Andrew Norris is a new teacher in an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. This school is so dangerous that the students have to go through a metal detector at the front door and almost everything is run by a punk posse lead by a delinquent named Peter Stegman. Soon, Norris and Stegman clash and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.Written by
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A real high school orchestra was used for Mr. Norris' band. See more »
The opening title scene when Mr Norris first arrives at the school, he gets out of his car and walks past Biology Teacher Mr Corrigan, standing at his car, and notices a gun inside his opened briefcase, the barrel is pointing down to the opening of the briefcase. In the next shot, the gun's barrel is pointing to the right side of the briefcase, before Mr Corrigan shuts the briefcase. See more »
When it comes to killin', teacher teacher's just got too much to lose... otherwise, you coulda done me right. Like this!
[busts his head open against a mirror]
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In the scene just after Terry Corrigan was killed in the car crash, Mr Norris's wife says "It's going to be real hard for Ellen to except Terry's death". In the original Australian video version, (out on Roadshow Video) that is the first words said in the next scene. In the DVD version, the scene starts with Mr Norris saying, "I was amazed at how many kids were there at the funeral" then Mr Norris's wife says "It's gonna be real hard for Ellen to except Terry's death". See more »
An Eighties exploitation classic. Stupid yes, but impossible not to enjoy!
The 1980s were a bit of a let down after the 1970s for exploitation fans, but there were a few gems released alongside the 'Risky Business's and 'Mr.Mom's. 'Chained Heat' and 'The Exterminator' immediately spring to mind, and 'Class Of 1984' is another. This movie has got it all - a cheesy theme sung by Alice Cooper, a high school terrorized by drug dealing punks, a classic sequence where a square student, high on something or other, decides to salute the flag... at the top of the flagpole... plus a bit with rabbits which I won't spoil. TV regular Perry King, no stranger to exploitation movies (see 'Mandingo'), plays a new and idealistic music teacher. He is befriended by another teacher, the cynical secret drinker Roddy McDowall ('Planet Of The Apes'), who tries to wise him up. Future 'Sopranos' writer/director Timothy Van Patten plays Stegman who sells drugs to his classmates, and leads a ruthless gang of hoods. When King tries to break Stegman's hold on the school he enters into a world of pain. This is a silly but hugely entertaining pile of trash. Be sure to keep an eye out for Michael J. Fox in one of his earliest roles, as a horn playing dweeb. Director Mark Lester eventually made a sequel in name only 'Class Of 1999', but it was disappointing and silly sci fi nonsense about robot teachers. I can't recommend that one but 'Class Of 1984' is classic beer'n'pizza material that will be enjoyed by any fans of nasty b-grade exploitation.
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