Class Act (1992)

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Kid N' Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin) star in this role-reversal comedy that plays like a badly done sitcom without the laughs. The switcheroo occurs when two inner-city high school students -- one a straight-A whiz-kid and the other an angry criminal type -- have to switch identities and are forced to live each other's lives. Christopher Reid is Duncan Pinderhughes, a student with perfect grades but who can't graduate high school unless he passes gym. Christopher Martin plays Blade Brown, whose probation officer gives him an ultimatum -- graduate high school or go to jail. Due to a mix-up in their high school records, Pinderhughes and Brown are forced to take over each other's lives. Brown ends up in a class for gifted students, and Pinderhughes finds himself skulking behind the school building to a shotgun shack that houses all the high school's troublemakers. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Comedy
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Warner Home Video

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Cast

Andre Rosey Brown
as Jail Guard
Meshach Taylor
as Duncan's Dad
Mariann Aalda
as Duncan's Mom
Loretta Devine
as Blade's Mom
Rick Ducommun
as Reichert
Tony Simotes
as Dr. Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Scott Jensen
as Prison Guard
Simply Marvalous
as Miss Jackson
Jack Gibson
as Janitor
Raye Birk
as Principal Kratz
Rhea Perlman
as Miss Joanne Simpson
Graham Galloway
as Latin Student
Gabe Green
as Rashid
Philip Perlman
as Teacher
Doug E. Doug
as Popsicle
Alysia Rogers
as Damita
Kwawe Holland
as Squirrely Kid
Randy Jandt
as Dorky Kid
John Hostetter
as Football Coach
Ivory Ocean
as Wrestling Coach
Patricia Fraser
as Mrs. Ipswitch
Guy Margo
as 1st Damita's Neighbor
Darcel Crayton
as 2nd Damita's Neighbor
Lance Crouther
as Bad Dude #1
Baldwin C. Sykes
as Bad Dude #2
Skip O. Carwell
as Bad Dude #3
Sam McMurray
as Skip Wankman
Jody Savin
as St. Peter's Student #1
Lisa Lord
as St. Peter's Student #2
Pauly Shore
as Julian Thomas
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Critic Reviews for Class Act

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Full Review… | February 17, 2010
Variety
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Class Act

Reading is fundamental. Duncan is a child prodigy and Blade is a slick cat with a criminal presence and record. Their identities are mixed up when they transfer to the same high school but they both find elements of their new life and surroundings that works for them. They try to play out this strange scenario when a local bullying drug dealer threatens to blow up the entire act. "You can't find your hearing aid? Get a cup. Put a cup to the phone." Randall Miller, director of Bottle Shock, Nobel Son, Houseguest, The Sixth Man, A Tale of Two Bunnies, and Till Dad Do Us Part, delivers Class Act. The storyline for this picture is below average and doesn't make much sense or feel very realistic. The lines were cheesy and the acting was even more cheesy. The cast includes Christopher Reed, Christopher Mart, Andre Rosey Brown, Meshach Taylor, Loretta Devine, and Mariann Aalda. "In Shakespeare to die meant having an orgasm." I came across this on HBOGO and decided to watch it again for the first time in a long time. I had always remembered this being more fun than good, and I still view it that way. This isn't a waste of time as the story is a bit fun and the wax museum ending is awesome, but the overall film is below average. I would recommend seeing this once. "You ever wonder about our son's sexual preference?" Grade: C-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Hilarious!

Leo L
Leo L

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Cool if your 12.

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Barry Lappin

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