Class of 1999 (1990)

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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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Fangoria

Cast

Bradley Gregg
as Cody Culp
Traci Lind
as Christine Langford
Traci Lin
as Christie Langford
Malcolm McDowell
as Dr. Miles Langford
Stacy Keach
as Dr. Bob Forrest
Patrick Kilpatrick
as Mr. Bryles
Pam Grier
as Ms. Connors
John P. Ryan
as Mr. Hardin
Sharon Wyatt
as Janice Culp
Landon Wine
as Noser
Lanny Rees
as Desk Sergeant
James McIntire
as Technician #1
Lee Arenberg
as Technician
Sean Sullivan
as Mohawk
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Critic Reviews for Class of 1999

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Class of 1999 gets a D for dumb, dull and derivative.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | April 30, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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June 25, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Class of 1999

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.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

½

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 Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

It's a hell of the futuristic high school in this violent exploitation film. John P. Ryan and Pam Grier are loads of fun as the androids, latter mocking her image when not only her breasts but inner works are revealed for the final reel through hokey make-up effects.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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