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Class of 1984 (August 20, 1982)

Class of 1984 PosterBRIEF PLOT SYNOPSIS

The new teacher in school quickly learns that it’s not the teachers who are in charge but a group of thugs lead by a sadistic, violent student. The new teacher tries to take back the school, meeting treachery along the way.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

GENRE: Thriller
TAGLINE: We are the future!…and nothing can stop us.
FILMING LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario; Canada
PRODUCTION DATES: August 17, 1981 – October 15, 1981
RELEASE DATE(S): August 20, 1982 (USA); September 29, 1982 (France); November 11, 1982 (W. Germany); February 22, 1983 (Philippines); June 3, 1983 (Canada); July 6, 1984 (Sweden)
RUNNING TIME: 80 Minutes; 1 hour 20 minutes
RATING: R
BUDGET: $4.3 million
1ST WEEKEND GROSS: $597,693
US GROSS: $6,965,361
WORLDWIDE GROSS: $6,965,361

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Tom Holland, Mark L. Lester, John C. W. Saxton
DIRECTOR: Mark Lester
PRODUCER: Arthur Kent
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mark Lester, Merrie Lynn Ross
EDITOR: Howard Kunin
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Albert J. Dunk
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Lalo Schifrin
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Guerilla High Productions
DISTRIBUTOR: Les Productions Karim (Canada); United Film Distribution (USA)

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Andy Norris…Perry King
Diane Norris…Merrie Lynn Ross
Peter Stegman…Timothy Van Patten
Terry Carrigan…Roddy McDowall
Drugstore Clerk…Stefan Arngrim
Arthur Summers…Michael J. Fox
Barnyard…Keith Knight
Patsy…Lisa Langlois
Fallon…Neil Clifford
Detective Stewiski…Al Waxman
Deneen…Erin Flannery
Morganthau…David Gardner
Rejack…Steve Pernie
Leroy…Robert Reece
Jimmy…Joseph Kelly
Ellen…Elva Mai Hoover
Vinnie…Vincent Abbatino
Student Usher…Evan Green
Mrs. Stegman…Linda Sorenson
Doctor…Claude Rae
Cop…Jack Lea
Mary…Tracy Kinsella
Sally…Helena Quinton
Security Guard…Don Buchsbaum
Student…Darlene Burlie
Student…Michelle Koman
Student…Roy T. Anderson

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SOUNDTRACK :: SONG TITLE…COMPOSER/LYRICIST…PERFORMER

I Am the Future…Alice Cooper…Alice Cooper
Fresh Flesh…Unknown…Fear
Let’s Have a War…Unknown…Fear
Ain’t Got No Sense…Unknown…Teenage Head
Stegman’s Concerto…Unknown…Timothy Van Patten
Suburbanite…Lalo Schiffrin…Lalo Schiffrin
You Better Not Step Out of Line…Lalo Schiffrin…Lalo Schiffrin & Jeff Baxter

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EXTRAS

Spin Offs and Sequels

Different Versions

  • UK Film Version: Four minutes were cut to receive a cinema certificate.

Trivia

This film was banned in Norway for many years but is now available on video.

Although released in theaters (with 4 minutes cut) this film has been banned from UK video release.

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