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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cody Culp
... Christie Langford (as Traci Lin)
... Dr. Miles Langford
... Dr. Bob Forrest
... Mr. Bryles
... Ms. Connors
... Mr. Hardin
... Sonny
... Angel (as Joshua Miller)
Sharon Wyatt ... Janice Culp
James Medina ... Hector (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
... Curt
... Flavio (as Brent Fraser)
... Dawn
Sean Hagerty ... Reedy
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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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Hired to Teach. Programmed to Kill. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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11 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clase 1999  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Cody and Angel first enter the school early in the film was shot the exact same way that Director Mark L. Lester had shot it in Class of 1984. See more »

Goofs

The position of the writing on the basketball changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Come the Day
(Theme from Class of 1999 (1990))
Written, Produced & Performed by Midge Ure
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Chyrsalis Records, Ltd.
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a misunderstood little sci-fi treasure
30 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Recent teenage parolee Cody Culp returns to his anarchistic futuristic hood to find himself disgusted with his home life, alienated from his former gang(probably to his relief), and threatened by the school's newest bullies: three robotic teachers, implemented by the government to restore discipline, only consolation being his budding romance with the principal's daughter--perpetually gorgeous Tracy Lin. As always, whenever players take the material as seriously as these actors do, the potentially mediocre is propelled to a new level. The performance by vastly unappreciated and underused Bradley Gregg rivals that of the more experienced Ryan, Grier, and Kilpatrick(with McDowell typically good, but all too often idle).

I've always held that the reason there was and remains so much dissatisfaction with this movie is that too many people watched it with the wrong expectations. Preparing for some silliness and expecting some substandard effects is the starting point with one like this. Reason being: to get past the frequent implausibility is to put yourself in a position to recognize the uniqueness and innovation. Taking the deliberate cheese with a grain of salt, one can appreciate opportunities when it is earnest.

If anything truly hurts this movie, it's the boring pseudo-military battle scenes. They would have been wise to leave this stuff to the only films suited to do them properly--war films, but instead have introduced out-of-place time wasters in which neither side has evoked any sympathy anyway. That said, Class Of 1999 is still a shoulda-been camp classic not to be missed. Then again, should any movie featuring knockout Tracy Lin be missed?


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