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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 ... 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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The teachers at Lincoln High have a very dangerous problem... their students! 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:

Clase 1984 See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada 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

Some theaters showed the film on a double bill with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). 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: [after playing a piano concerto] Do I get the gig, teacher?
Andrew Norris: Where'd you learn how to play that?
Peter Stegman: Do I get the fuckin' gig?
Andrew Norris: No. Maybe I'll give you a shot when you grow up, now get out.
Peter Stegman: Stegman doesn't play in anybody's asshole band, anyway.
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Alternate Versions

Video is unavailable in the UK, although it was released by the now defunct Thorn-EMI imprint before the Video Recordings Act came in. Noticable edits on the Thorn-EMI cassette include the chain fight 'after school' between Stegman's gang and Leroy's gang, and the rather hideous rape scene. See more »

Connections

Followed by Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994) See more »

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Ain't Got No Sense
Written and Performed by Teenage Head
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Class of 1984 is a Cult Classic
6 March 2000 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Class of 1984 (1982) is an entertaining and thought-provoking combination of the Vigilante and High School Drama flick. The film describes the punks as the next generation of important people. It was done as a reworking of Blackboard Jungle (it is much better than Cruel Intentions and more gutsy). Class of 1984 (1982) is an errie movie because the depiction of unsafe Urban high schools, metal detectors at schools, and security guards would be a reality eight years later in many high school cities. It is a courageous movie that isn't afraid to deal with important issues. Class of 1984 (1982) will be noted for the appearance of Michael J. Fox known in the credits as Michael Fox.


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