4 / 5
Tagline: Class of 1984. Is this the future?
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Written By: Mark L. Lester, Tom Holland
Actors Include: Roddy McDowall, Michael J. Fox, Perry King
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Length: 98 minutes
Banned: Finland, Iceland, UK
We get to attend high school with some of the roughest kids imaginable...in the future! (okay so it's only 1984) We become familiar with a teacher named Andy who is completely amazed by the atrocities going on at the school. Andy very quickly makes enemies with the bad kids and finds himself in a very dangerous situation. The music is a cheesy Alice Cooper song, but yet that is about the only really cheesy bit to it. This is definitely an exploitation flick as some rough things happen, and definitely some surprising things. I think the worst part is that the students in the film aren't too different from what seems to be going on in schools now. Apparently there is even a sequel to this with robot teachers? I haven't seen that one though and I wouldn't recommend it but this one is really something to see.