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Class of 1999 (1990)

Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »


Mark L. Lester


Mark L. Lester (story), C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Gregg ... Cody Culp
Traci Lind ... Christie Langford (as Traci Lin)
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Miles Langford
Stacy Keach ... Dr. Bob Forrest
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mr. Bryles
Pam Grier ... Ms. Connors
John P. Ryan ... Mr. Hardin
Darren E. Burrows ... Sonny
Joshua John Miller ... Angel (as Joshua Miller)
Sharon Wyatt Sharon Wyatt ... Janice Culp
James Medina James Medina ... Hector (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
Jason Oliver ... Curt
Brent David Fraser Brent David Fraser ... Flavio (as Brent Fraser)
Jill Gatsby ... Dawn
Sean Hagerty Sean Hagerty ... Reedy


Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's 1999. School is a warzone. The latest in automatic weapons are the teachers. See more »


Action | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clase 1999 See more »


Box Office


$5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$767,620, 13 May 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jill Gatsby, who plays Dawn, one of the Blackhearts' gang members, is the daughter of acclaimed writer/director Larry Cohen in real life. See more »


When the axe goes into Ms. Connors' (Pam Grier) opened chest, the shot is flipped as the writing on the tanks inside her chest are backwards. See more »


Cody: I'm going in there to waste some teachers - are you with me?
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Alternate Versions

Unrated version is available in the US on video. See more »


Featured in School Safety (2018) See more »


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Written & Performed by Pancho D. Rock
Produced by Louis V. Aielli
Published by TVT Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Sounds of Film, Ltd. & TVT Records
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Far from a masterpiece, but interesting...
22 December 2000 | by cannon7See all my reviews

It compensates for a sub-par budget surprisingly well, it also manages to become semi-prophetic and very much an cult classic. Watching it back in 1990, I can understand why people would dislike it, the acting by the robots and Malcolm McDowell in particular is, well, corny. And at that time, the plot was a stretch -- but today? Well, it's still a stretch, but now with school shootings and school violence on the rise, maybe we're missing the point. Maybe in all it's misses, this film actually hit something..

Anyways, it's one of the first films with the new design for the Ford Taurus, so look out for that. I guess they thought it looked 'futuristic' or 'fresh'. The style is very late-80's if you had to stamp a time period on it. but they do a decent job of making it look futuristic. Thank god there were not flying cars! Oh, and the Seattle landscapes look nothing like Seattle, I think they used Tokyo cityscapes for some of the scenes. To make a long story short, it's interesting, mostly fun to watch, and you'll laugh, even when they're trying to be serious. B+

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