Class of 1999

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In the sequel to the same director's Class of 1984, a futuristic high-school principal (Stacy Keach) employs android teachers to enforce discipline at an inner-city school embroiled with gang activity.

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Critic Reviews for Class of 1999

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

  • Class of 1999 gets a D for dumb, dull and derivative.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Everything about Class Of 1999 screams 1980s, which is no bad thing of course. The fashions, dialogue and soundtrack are almost a perfect snapshot of the era, despite the film being set right at the tail end of the 20th century.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Class of 1999

  • Jun 03, 2016
    It perhaps lacks some of the heart or emotional depth of Class of 1984, instead opting to pick up Arnold Schwarzeneggar's role as The Terminator and dump him in Arnold Schwarzeneggar's job in Kindergarten Cop... Okay that's not quite true, but I couldn't help thinking about that exact scenario while I was watching it. Either way it is a great example of classic post-Mad-Max cinema.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2013
    Retarded, I hated Class of 1999, it may be a fine idea to incorporate terminator like robots, but in a school setting? Are you kidding me? The film did not make much sense at all, probably due to the low budget, it is just way too flimsy and ridiculous. Do not watch it if you hate teenage delinquents.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2011
    Sequel to the first but with a rather ambitious new plot revolving around 'Terminator' style robot teachers that are brought in to control the students. Set in the distant future of 99 (at the time) this film looks a lot like 'Mad Max' mixed with elements from 'Robocop'. You can see where Lester got his inspirations from but in all honesty the film is so gloriously over the top and cheesy its just brilliant. Probably even more dated than the first film due to the quite horrendous costumes on display, they really are quite fantastically lame and impractical you just gotta smile. Add to this lots of armoured cars, a high school that looks like a large seedy red light district with masked stormtroopers patrolling around and another king of trashy B-movies, Malcolm McDowell as the head. The cast is again pretty good with some cult names in there such as Pam Grier, Joshua John Miller of 'Near Dark' fame, Stacy Keach with some nice futuristic contacts and white hair and main player Bradley Gregg who curiously looks like a hybrid of Stephen Dorff and Corey Feldman fused together...the perfect guy for a trashy 80's flick then. Yes this isn't as good as the first as this film dumps the serious thriller aspect and goes way overboard into the realms of silly sci-fi with extreme gun play between warring school gang factions and the robotic death machines that are the teachers, but its still damn good fun. Lots of cheesy dialog and hammy performances with an ending that definitely borrows from a certain James Cameron sci-fi adventure. Anarchy is overblown wearing ridiculous earrings, long head scarfs and large shiny belts, almost a homage to the early 80's.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2008
    Boring and uninspired. Sad considering I loved the original (Class of 1984) and both Malcolm McDowell, Pam Grier and Stacy Keach are in it, which seemed like a guaranteed good time. Plus, no Alice Cooper song! Though I should give this another watch, considering I enjoy trash a lot more than when I first saw this.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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