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Class Reunion (1982)

It's been 10 years since Lizzie Borden High School's class of '72 graduated, and the preppies, the hippies and the in-crowd has returned to reminisce over good times past. But classmate Walter Baylor has returned too with a vengeance.


Michael Miller


John Hughes




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerrit Graham ... Bob Spinnaker
Michael Lerner ... Dr. Young
Fred McCarren ... Gary Nash
Miriam Flynn ... Bunny Packard
Stephen Furst ... Hubert Downs
Mews Small ... Iris Augen (as Marya Small)
Shelley Smith ... Meredith Modess
Zane Buzby ... Delores Salk
Jacklyn Zeman ... Jane Washburn
Blackie Dammett ... Walter Baylor
Barry Diamond ... Chip Hendrix
Art Evans ... Carl Clapton
Marla Pennington ... Mary Beth McFadden
Randy Powell ... Jeff Barnes (as Randolph Powell)
Misty Rowe ... Cindy Shears


Lizzie Borden High's class of 1972 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When guests start getting killed, the other alumni, including snooty yacht salesman Bob Spinnaker, class tease Bunny Packard, and class zero Gary Nash, spring into action to uncover the culprit. Chuck Berry makes an on-stage appearance. Written by William Agee <wa0521@broncho.ucok.edu>

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No Class Has Less Class Than This Class


Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


Two of the film's cast and crew worked on National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). They were Stephen Furst and Producer Matty Simmons. See more »


When the classmates stampede out the recently broken down door, the bearded lady in the yellow dress leaves through the door frame twice. See more »


[last lines]
[everyone shouts: Walter! Hey, it's Walter! as Walter hops in wearing a straightjacket]
Walter Baylor: Hee-hee! What a great bunch of kids!
Vampire Guy: [emergency vehicle sirens in the background] Walter? I think your ride is here! Hey everybody, let's do the Walter!
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Alternate Versions

ABC edited 13 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »


Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »


Stop! In The Name of Love
Words and Music by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
©1965 Jobete Music Co., Inc.
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10 August 1999 | by DonoSee all my reviews

Remember National Lampoon's 1964 High School Yearbook Parody? It's a work of absolute genius, a laugh-out-loud example of the Lampoon in its glory days. Well, back in the early '80s, I read somewhere that the Lampoon was going to produce a movie based on the yearbook parody. With the hilarity of Animal House still fresh in my mind, I was beside myself with excitement--I couldn't wait for a movie based on the '64 yearbook.

Unfortunately, the next Lampoon movie to be released was Class Reunion, a witless mess that looks as if it were edited with a dull hacksaw. I remember seeing it and thinking "They made THIS instead of a movie based on the yearbook parody?"

And after that I was afraid they thought Class Reunion WAS a movie based on the yearbook parody. In any event, it's horrible.

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Release Date:

29 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Class Reunion See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,086,525, 31 October 1982

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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