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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 students get suspicious.

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Mark L. Lester (story), C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Gregg ... Cody Culp
Traci Lind ... Christie Langford (as Traci Lin)
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Miles Langford
Stacy Keach ... Dr. Bob Forrest
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mr. Bryles
Pam Grier ... Ms. Connors
John P. Ryan ... Mr. Hardin
Darren E. Burrows ... Sonny
Joshua John Miller ... Angel (as Joshua Miller)
Sharon Wyatt Sharon Wyatt ... Janice Culp
James Medina James Medina ... Hector (as Jimmy Medina Taggert)
Jason Oliver Lipsett ... Curt (as Jason Oliver)
Brent David Fraser ... Flavio (as Brent Fraser)
Jill Gatsby ... Dawn
Sean Hagerty Sean Hagerty ... Reedy
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Storyline

As crime runs rampant around gang-plagued high schools in late-1990s America, Seattle's Kennedy High School has become a free-fire zone: an independent area where the police don't even dare to enter. As a result, bent on bringing order and discipline back to his crime-ridden school, the new principal, Dr Miles Langford, agrees to take part in an ambitious government initiative by having three former military cyborgs as undercover android educators. For the fresh-out-of-prison ex-gang member, Cody Culp, this is a golden opportunity to start afresh and get his life back on track; however, his zero-tolerance cybernetic instructors only believe in punishment. Back in 1984, the teachers were afraid of the pupils, in Class of 1984 (1982). Now, in 1999, it's the other way round. Is this the future of education? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Staying after school can be deadly! See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class of 1999 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$767,620, 13 May 1990

Gross USA:

$2,459,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,459,895
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alot of what was scripted and conceived by Director Mark L. Lester and Writer C.Courtney Joyner, was virtually left in tact. The only real additions were that of gang dialog. See more »

Goofs

You can briefly see the wire lifting Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell) up when he is being choked by the robot. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Hardin arrives at the Detention Zone]
Cody: Curt! Curt!
Mr. Hardin: [yells] Wanna rumble? Come on! COME ON!
Cody: You come on. Come on!
[Cody and Curt fires their machine guns at Hardin, but with no effect. They fire again at Hardin, but still no avail. Hardin, revealing himself as an android, self-chops off his right arm, unleashing a metallic claw]
Cody: [to Christy] Run! Run!
Mr. Hardin: I'm still coming.
[Christy tries to escape, but the gates immediately close and lock]
Christie: [screams] Help! Help!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Unrated version is available in the US on video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994) See more »

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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User Reviews

 
Implausible, laughable performances, but damn good fun.
3 March 2001 | by moz-1See all my reviews

You don't get any more hammy than this. Amongst all the trash of straight to video releases, you ocassionaly find a concept like this. A guy walks out of prison, and heads back to school to find that cyborg teachers are taking the code of the classroom a little to far. Schools in many American districts are regarded as "Free-fire zones" and the police won't even intervene in the deadly gang warfare that ensues whenever school is not on. No one ever asks "Why do these kids even bother going to school", but at this point, who cares? This is a gritty view of the future, with the kind of ironic humour that has made Verhoeven millions, if he had directed this it would have been the next Robocop. The cast shine with the likes of Malcolm MacDowell, Pam Grier and Stacey Keach and in the leading role is charasmatic Corey Feldman-clone, Bradley Gregg. Everyone is having fun with this movie and it is this attitude that makes it so watchable. A pumping rock soundtrack including Nine Inch Nails debut single pads this out even further. Great lines ooze from the script; I'll leave you with one of my favourites: "I'm going to go waste some teachers. Who's with me!"


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