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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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The ultimate teaching machine... out of control. 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)  »

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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

It took about ten puppeteers to work the Bryles android in the climatic battle between him and Cody in the machine shop finale. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Cody hits Hardin, but Hardin knocks Cody down to the floor. Hardin attempts to use his prosthetic claw to kill Cody]
Mr. Hardin: You're a good fighter, Cody, but you're defeated.
Christie: Cody! Help!
Mr. Hardin: [yells] It's important to know when to surrender!
Cody: You're history, Mr. Hardin.
[Cody blasts the Hardin android with his machine gun, destroying him]
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Follows Class of 1984 (1982) See more »

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Underground
Written & Performed by John Moore
Published by Polygram Music
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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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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