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Class of 1984 (1982)

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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.

Director:

Mark L. Lester (as Mark Lester)

Writers:

Tom Holland (story), Mark L. Lester (screenplay) (as Mark Lester) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry King ... Andrew Norris
Merrie Lynn Ross ... Diane Norris
Timothy Van Patten ... Peter Stegman
Roddy McDowall ... Terry Corrigan
Stefan Arngrim ... Drugstore
Michael J. Fox ... Arthur (as Michael Fox)
Keith Knight ... Barnyard
Lisa Langlois ... Patsy
Neil Clifford Neil Clifford ... Fallon
Al Waxman ... Detective Stewiski
Erin Noble Erin Noble ... Deneen (as Erin Flannery)
David Gardner David Gardner ... Principal Morganthau
Steve Pernie Steve Pernie ... Rejack
Robert Reece Robert Reece ... Leroy
Joseph Kelly ... Jimmy
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Storyline

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 Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Class of 1984. Is this the future? See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Klasse von 1984 See more »

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Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the films violent content, Lester had a difficult time getting a U.S. distributor for the film, though overseas numerous distributors bought the film, and made it quite successful abroad. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Sally auditions for Peter Stegman, the far shots show her wearing some kind of decoration around her neck, while the close-up shots show her neck bare. See more »

Quotes

Peter Stegman: Face the music... teacher teacher.
Andrew Norris: Wait a minute, you're in this class. Sit down.
Peter Stegman: [gives him the finger] Sit on this, motherfucker.
Andrew Norris: What's the matter with you?
Peter Stegman: What's the matter with you? What's the matter with me? What's the matter with matter?
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Alternate Versions

US R-Rated version has been censored in the rape scene, compared to the uncut european release. See more »


Soundtracks

Let's Have a War
Performed by Fear
Written by Lee Ving and Derf Scratch
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An absorbing piece of exploitation.
21 December 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Death Wish" meets "The Blackboard Jungle" in this brutal, increasingly violent thriller. If I were to judge it from a strictly objective point of view, I'd have to be very negative - it's a totally exploitative piece of work. But there is something inherently absorbing about this movie, and you simply can't take your eyes off it. Its 93 minutes pass like a breeze, and for that alone it probably deserves two stars. Has pretty good acting, too.


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