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Class of 1984 (1982)

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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.

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Mark L. Lester (as Mark Lester)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry King ... Andrew Norris
Merrie Lynn Ross ... Diane Norris
Timothy Van Patten ... Peter Stegman
Roddy McDowall ... Terry Corrigan
Stefan Arngrim ... Drugstore
Michael J. Fox ... Arthur (as Michael Fox)
Keith Knight ... Barnyard
Lisa Langlois ... Patsy
Neil Clifford Neil Clifford ... Fallon
Al Waxman ... Detective Stewiski
Erin Noble ... Deneen (as Erin Flannery)
David Gardner David Gardner ... Principal Morganthau
Steve Pernie Steve Pernie ... Rejack
Robert Reece Robert Reece ... Leroy
Joseph Kelly ... Jimmy
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Storyline

Andrew Norris is a new teacher in an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. This school is so dangerous that the students have to go through a metal detector at the front door and almost everything is run by a punk posse lead by a delinquent named Peter Stegman. Soon, Norris and Stegman clash and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

Look at us. We are the future. You can't stop us. Don't even try. See more »


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clase 1984 See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nearly every shot of Timothy Van Patten is done from a low angle, to make him more threatening. See more »

Goofs

When the thug climbs up the flag pole, he is alternately holding/not holding the flag in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Peter Stegman: I am the future!
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Alternate Versions

This movie has been banned in Norway but for a couple of years ago it passed through the Norwegian board of film classification and got an 18 rating for its video re-release. The killing with a circular saw was heavily cut in this version. See more »

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References Scum (1979) See more »

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Let's Have a War
Performed by Fear
Written by Lee Ving and Derf Scratch
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The Replacement Teacher
12 April 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On the arrival as a replacement music teacher in a dangerous high school, Andrew Norris (Perry King) befriends his colleague Terry Corrigan (Roddy McDowall). The veteran teacher advises Andrew to overlook what the students do, but Andrew clashes with the seventeen year-old delinquent Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten), who is the leader of a violent gang that deals with drugs and prostitution and intimidate the other students. While trying to get evidence to arrest Stegman, Andrew organizes an orchestra with talented students. But the reaction of Stegman and his gangsters put in danger Andrew and his pregnant wife Diane Norris (Merrie Lynn Ross).

"Class of 1984" is a 1982 film that foresees the situation of many schools in the present day. The violence in the early 80´s seemed to be exaggerated but unfortunately has become reality. The performances are believable and the conclusion is satisfactory. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Donos do Amanhã" ("The Owners of Tomorrow")


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