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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.

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(as Mark Lester)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Norris
... Diane Norris
... Peter Stegman
... Terry Corrigan
... Drugstore
... Arthur (as Michael Fox)
... Barnyard
... Patsy
Neil Clifford ... Fallon
... Detective Stewiski
Erin Noble ... Deneen (as Erin Flannery)
David Gardner ... Principal Morganthau
Steve Pernie ... Rejack
Robert Reece ... Leroy
Joseph Kelly ... Jimmy
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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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"We are the future!... and nothing can stop us." See more »


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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Klasse von 1984  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Director Mark L. Lester calls this his best film. See more »

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When Perry puts the thug's arm on the table saw, the amount of blood, and its position, changes, depending on the shot. See more »

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Deneen: You jerks don't belong here.
Peter Stegman: Shut your hole, you little dyke!
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References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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I Am the Future
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Gary Osborne
Performed by Alice Cooper
Produced by Steve Tyrell
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5 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I kinda hated this film when it first came out, thinking that it was unrealistic and ultra-violent, what with the metal detectors at the entrances to the high schools and depictions of punks, etc...little did I know. This film, a kind of update of "Blackboard Jungle" by way of "Clockwork Orange" and "Death Wish" is a fascinating look at an urban high school controlled by punk gang leader Stegman (Timothy Van Patten). Perry King plays the new music teacher, and he gives a decent performance. Roddy McDowell steals the show as the biology instructor. His best scene -- pointing a gun at his students and threatening to kill them if they get the wrong answer to a science question! This film is extremely well made, a classic b-movie that is first rate compared to junk like "The Faculty" or any of the other awful "I Know What you Did Last Summer" type of teen flicks out these days...


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