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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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Andy Norris: a man equipped to deal with students. But they pushed him to the limit that has gone too far. Now he's about to teach the Class of 1984 the most dangerous lesson they deserve. 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

Timothy Van Patten wrote the concerto that Stegman (Van Patten) plays. See more »

Goofs

When Norris cuts the arm off the thug on the table saw, blood is clearly shown spattering into the left armpit of his white shirt. After he leaves the shop and is running in the hallway, the white shirt has no blood in that area. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Norris: You hurt her, I'll kill you! I swear to God I'll kill you!
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Alternate Versions

The old banned Norwegian video version from the 80s is the same as the American R version but the old Danish rental version from metronome is the full uncut version. American R version is cut in the rape scene AND in the killing with a circular saw scene. See more »

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References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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Little Boxes (Alimony)
Performed by Teenage Head
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Worth checking out again...
5 February 1999 | by chas77See 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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