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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

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Staying after school can be deadly! See more »


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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?


Malcolm McDowell was originally considered for the role of Dr. Bob Forrest. See more »


You can briefly see the wire lifting Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell) up when he is being choked by the robot. See more »


[Cody is about to rip Bryles' robotic head off with a forklift]
Cody: [screams] Have a nice stretch, COACH!
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Alternate Versions

The R rated U.S. version features some cuts to violent moments. The cuts are largely small, but do pack a punch in uncut form. However viewing either version shouldn't be an issue since the cuts are barely obvious unless comparing them side by side. A few obvious cut moments include: (note-some frames may be missing in other scenes, but it's tough to tell without doing a frame by frame comparison which is time consuming) :Cody' beat down by the gym teacher is longer featuring Cody' head being smashed against the floor more times. The R version features about two head smashes. :The drugged out student that confronts the gym teacher during Cody's beat down has his neck broken by the teacher. The actual neck snap is cut in the R version and cuts quickly to Cody' reaction. The neck snap with loud sound effect is on-screen in the unrated version. :The principal's death scene is slightly more graphic in the unrated version. The principals body after it's dropped to the ground with his bloody wound visible is shown fully for a couple seconds. The R version abruptly cuts to the next scene once his body hits the floor. It's still violent in either version, but just more explicit in the unrated version. :The gang member that gets his head drilled by the history teacher is shown onscreen. The drill penetrates his skull and blood spews out, and then his body drops to the ground. The brief shot of the drill in his skull with blood spewing is cut, and also the aftermath appears like some frames may be missing. But the scene is so brief in explicitness, that it's effective in either version. These were the main moments that obviously had some cuts/additions. The case for the R and Unrated versions are practically identical besides these differences: R version: catalog# 5453, small 'R' rating logo on lower left front cover, also R logo on back of the case. (Rated-R) notice on the tape label, and -Rated listed after the title on the front of the tape. The box itself is a deeper blue color, with the title in a deep red font. Unrated version: catalog # 5454, small 'unrated' notice on lower front cover, 'unrated' listed on back of box, and (unrated) listed on the tape label. The box itself is in a slightly lighter blue color, and title in a less vibrant red font. See more »


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Written & Performed by John Moore
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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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