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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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Lewis John Carlino

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

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

According to the '80s Rewind' website, apparently, "at one point during filming, [actor] Rob Lowe allegedly threatened to quit the movie unless he was allowed to appear in a scene totally naked in a bathtub full of baked beans. The director [Lewis John Carlino] refused, but did manage to finally lure Lowe back to the set". 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: Jonathan, until you get laid none of us are safe!
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Connections

Referenced in Dave's Old Porn: Kathy Griffin/Tom Byron (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hiding From Love
Composed by Bryan Adams, Eric Kagna and Jim Vallance
Performed by Bryan Adams
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Lost Between Comedy and Drama
26 April 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The naive and clumsy Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) joins the prep school Vernon Academy expecting to go to Harvard. He befriends his wealthy roommate Skip (Rob Lowe) and soon he sends Jonathan to Chicago to lose his virginity. Jonathan meets the thirty and something years old Ellen (Jacqueline Bisset) and they have a love affair. Jonathan lies to her about where he studies and he falls in love with her. When they decide to travel to New York, Ellen accidentally discovers that Jonathan studies at the Vernon Academy and she vanishes. In the Christmas break, Skip invites Jonathan to spend the holiday with his family, and Jonathan has a huge surprise finding who Ellen is.

"Class" is a pleasant movie that begins very funny, with Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, John Cusack and Virginia Madsen very young. Jacqueline Bisset is extremely beautiful and fits perfectly to the role of Ellen. Unfortunately the story is lost between comedy and drama with a disappointing conclusion. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Questão de Classe" ("A Question of Class")


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