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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.


Nobuhiko Ôbayashi


Izô Hashimoto, Mitsutoshi Ishigami (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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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


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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I was in the Movie
17 March 1999 | by Fenix-8See all my reviews

The filming of it was fun and a great learning experience for me. My family and I watched the premiere on opening night in Tokyo, Japan. The movie is interesting in storyline content, and one that leaves the ending to the viewer. Its Science Fiction content would leave any open minded writer the room to expand and possibly create another world within that the character's are thrust into. It is about a band of kids who attend an international school. An unusal warp gate pulls them into an unknown future, and one that isn't so friendly in the beginning. It deals with a boy who must break away from the ties of being irresponsible, to lead the survivors. As I said, the ending is left to the viewer. And for the time period that the movie was released, left a couple of tears trailing from audience members.

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Release Date:

11 July 1987 (Japan) See more »

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