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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Taglines:

We are the future... stop us if you can! 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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Guerilla High Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in forty-five days. See more »

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(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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Soundtracks

You Better Not Step Out of Line
Music by Lalo Schifrin & Jeffrey Baxter
Lyrics by Gary Osborne
Performed by Randall Bramlett
Produced by Steve Tyrell
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An Eighties exploitation classic. Stupid yes, but impossible not to enjoy!
3 February 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

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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