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Class (1983)

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Ellen
Rob Lowe ... Skip
Andrew McCarthy ... Jonathan
Cliff Robertson ... Mr. Burroughs
Stuart Margolin ... Balaban
John Cusack ... Roscoe
Alan Ruck ... Roger
Rodney Pearson Rodney Pearson ... Allen
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Kennedy
Virginia Madsen ... Lisa
Deborah Thalberg Deborah Thalberg ... Susan
Fern Persons Fern Persons ... Headmistress DeBreul
Casey Siemaszko ... Doug
Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas ... Barry
Anna Maria Horsford ... Maggie
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Storyline

Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they be- gin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip's house and discovers that Ellen is Skip's mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him--and that's when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. Written by Denise P. Meyer <dpm1@cornell.edu>

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The good news is, Jonathan's having his first affair. The bad news is, she's his roommate's mother! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class - Vom Klassenzimmer zur Klassefrau See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,667,789, 31 December 1983
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie featured three members of the Cusack family in acting roles: father Dick Cusack, daughter Joan Cusack and son John Cusack. See more »

Goofs

Roger has a black right eye in one scene. Later that same day, the black eye is gone. See more »

Quotes

Skip: That son of a bitch got away with everything tha I had. And I was so scared that I shit my pants.
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Connections

Featured in The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Hiding From Love
Composed by Bryan Adams, Eric Kagna and Jim Vallance
Performed by Bryan Adams
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Uneven, but worth a look...
13 October 2003 | by BayjohnSee all my reviews

Uneven film at best, but does offer a nostalgic look at some of the pre-famous actors of the 1980's. Not a great plot, but one that will hold your interest due to the likeable characters involved. The ending is rather abrupt and makes one wonder if the director ran out of time, money, or both. Anyway, Ms Bisset is stunning in this role and very appealing. Enjoy!


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