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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 »

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

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

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 ... Flavio (as Brent Fraser)
Jill Gatsby ... Dawn
Sean Hagerty Sean Hagerty ... Reedy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Staying after school can be deadly! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clase 1999 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$767,620, 13 May 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,459,895
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The battle on the pier set up by the android teachers to pit the Blackhearts against the Razorheadz took about three to four days to film according to Director Mark L. Lester. He stated that they had to contend with downpours, mud and constant reloading of the weapons needed for the scene. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Narrator: [first lines; robotic voice] In 1992, there were 543,767 violent incidents in American high schools. In some cities, the areas around these schools were beginning to fall under the control of violent youth gangs. By 1997, the number of violent incidents had tripled. Gangs had taken control of large sections of these cities. Some schools were shut down.
[the computer zooms to Seattle, 1999]
Narrator: The year is 1999. The gang-controlled areas have become known as Free-fire Zones. Kennedy High is located in...
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Followed by Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

New Drug
Written by P. Fluid
Performed by 24-7 Spyz
Published by Flu Music
Courtesy of Relativity Records
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* * * Out Of Five
18 March 2006 | by bronsonskull72See all my reviews

In 1999 (I think) things have gotten so bad that as a last resort, robots have been brought in to teach students. This is all thanks to Bob Forrest (Stacy Keach) who hopes that he can sell his robots to other problem ridden schools, however when the robots (John P. Ryan, Pam Grier and Patrick Kilpatrick) starting killing students for being late and start pitting gangs against each other, it's up to Cody (Bradley Gregg) to reunite the gangs and waste the "George Jetson nightmare!" Also the robots have killed his brothers and kidnapped his girlfriend Kristi (Traci Lin) so Cody's looking for revenge in this exciting and admittedly silly actioner. There are few genres that amuse me more than deadly teachers whipping bad kids in shape. The Principal, Substitute movies and so forth are sources of guilty pleasures, Class 99 is no different, since the androids are played by cool actors such as John P. Ryan, Pam Grier and Patrick Kilpatrick. The teenagers themselves don't really convince as punks but there is lots of action and it's all directed with the most possible gore, this was after all from Mark L. Lester (Commando and Showdown In Little Tokyo) so despite the obvious fact that this movie is even more poorly made than it's own sequel (Which stars Kickboxer 2's Sasha Mitchell) the fact is that this far more entertaining and is perfect for those who hate teenagers and want to see them get disposed of in the most grisly way. I for one find that to be great entertainment.

3/5 Matt Bronson


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