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Class Act (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 5 June 1992 (USA)
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A valedictorian and a juvenile delinquent have their school records switched and begin to be treated like the other.

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Randall Miller

Writers:

Michael Swerdlick (story), Wayne Allan Rice (story) (as Wayne Rice) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reid ... Duncan (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Christopher Martin ... Blade (as Christopher 'Play' Martin)
Andre Rosey Brown ... Jail Guard
Meshach Taylor ... Duncan's Dad
Mariann Aalda ... Duncan's Mom
Loretta Devine ... Blade's Mom
Rick Ducommun ... Parole Officer Reichert
Tony Simotes Tony Simotes ... Dr. Oppenheimer
Jeff Jensen Jeff Jensen ... Prison Guard (as Scott Jensen)
Simply Marvalous Simply Marvalous ... Miss Jackson
Jack 'The Rapper' Gibson Jack 'The Rapper' Gibson ... Janitor
Raye Birk ... Principal Kratz
Rhea Perlman ... Miss Simpson
Graham Galloway ... Latin Student
Gabe Green Gabe Green ... Rashid
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Storyline

Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only the school bully would stop trying to rough him up. And Blade definitely likes being thought of as important instead of as trouble, if only the teacher would stop hitting on him for a date. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,421,827, 7 June 1992

Gross USA:

$13,272,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,272,113
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Reginald Ballard and Thomas Mikal Ford both appeared on the tv show Martin as Bruh Man and Tommy Strawn See more »

Goofs

When the real Duncan is kicking the field goals look at the goal posts and notice the old rusty one and the new pretty one. See more »

Quotes

Duncan's Dad: Blade? That's your name?
Blade: Dad? Is that yours?
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Connections

References Soul Train (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson
Performed by Troop and Levert with Rap by Queen Latifah
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A vastly underrated movie
11 February 2005 | by Brad_WillSee all my reviews

I've never understood why this film is regarded so poorly, even to the point of being dissed on "Martin." While it doesn't measure up to the first two "House Party" films, it's certainly better than most people give it credit for.

Both Reid and Martin deliver excellent performances, but Martin really shines as Blade Brown, the hood with a well-hidden heart of gold. Lamont Johnson, Thomas Mikal Ford, Karyn Parsons, and Alysia Rogers provide solid supporting roles.

What impressed me most about this film was the obvious chemistry between the cast members. While I expected it between Reid and Martin, I was pleasantly surprised to see it between Johnson and Ford, Reid and Rogers, and Martin and Parsons.

I'd say that this is a must-see for Kid 'N' Play fans. For non Kid 'N' Play fans, it can be a fun diversion with some wonderfully funny scenes.


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