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The Drifting Classroom (1987)

Hyôryu kyôshitsu (original title)
An international school in Kobe, Japan is catapulted into the future after a time-slip occurs.

Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Writers:

Izô Hashimoto, Mitsutoshi Ishigami (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi ... Sho Takamatsu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aiko Asano Aiko Asano ... Ayumi
Vajra Barzaghi Vajra Barzaghi ... Bernard
Leana D'Aloisio Leana D'Aloisio ... Debbie
Marcus Daub Marcus Daub ... Piggy
Troy Donahue ... Taggart
Dennis Falt Dennis Falt ... Robin
Kwanchai Faulkner Kwanchai Faulkner ... Lisa
Kiwako Harada Kiwako Harada ... Kazuko
Elizabeth Hoffler Elizabeth Hoffler ... Miss Sue
Arthur Johnson Arthur Johnson ... Kenny
Yuki Kitazume Yuki Kitazume ... Tatsuya Fugiki
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Yoshio
Aura Lani Aura Lani ... Jessica
Robert McAfee Robert McAfee ... Rob
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An international school in Kobe, Japan is catapulted into the future after a time-slip occurs.

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Driving for one of two vans of American children who worked as extras, including Kathy Roberts and James Roberts. Met Troy Donahue as he was going to get changed for his next scene, procuring an autograph. Impressed with how approachable he was. This when filming was being done in Yokohama. See more »

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Outstanding
21 June 1999 | by dauber2See all my reviews

I am seriously biased about this movie as I was in it. My character piggy was a great comical relief as the schools' world became a sandy mess as they were catapulted into the future. So of course I would rate this movie a ten


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Release Date:

11 July 1987 (Japan) See more »

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