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Class of 1999 (2008)

Bradley Gregg , Stacy Keach  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bradley Gregg, Stacy Keach
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BNFR8A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,190 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free fire zones," into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides "tactical education units." These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson...in staying alive!!!

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Time For The Ten Year Reunion September 27, 2008
Format:DVD
If you were to take Mad Max, The Terminator, The Warriors and Lean On Me, and mix them in a blender, you'd get Class of 1999. It was directed by Mark Lester who made the excellent Class of 1984. This movie is sometimes considered a sequel to that film, but it isn't. Both movies have high schools and violent gangs, but that's where all comparisons end.
In the near future of 1999, violent street gangs have taken over, so bad that the police don't even bother with certain areas of the city(sounds like Death Wish 3!). The damn kids are still required to go to school though! A mullet and contact lens sporting Stacy Keach has taken military battle androids and given them new programs to act as teachers. Three of these androids are given a test run at the worst school in the city where Malcolm McDowell is principal. Meanwhile, ex-gangbanger, Cody, is released from prison and he's off to school. Renouncing his old gang ways, he quickly becomes the target for former gang members and old gang rivals. His brother, Angel, is now in the fold and snorting drugs(as well as his mother!), much to Cody's disappointment(sounds like American History X). Cody gets his groove on with the principal's daughter and tries to stay out of trouble, but he seems to be the only one noticing something odd about the three new teachers. At first they merely beat the snot out of the misbehaving punks, but soon their old military program starts to take over and then it's full out war on the students. Now Cody has to join his old gang and team up with his rival(who looks like Kevin Dubrow from Quiet Riot) to fight back against the android faculty.
Needless to say, this is a fun movie. Not quite as good as Class Of 1984(that movie kicks some serious butt!), but a good time nonetheless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Into science fiction? Try this one! September 14, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Ah, this is one of my favorite old movies. I caught this way back in 1990 or 1991. At that time the year 1999 (in the eyes of a fifteen-year-old) seemed to be a very distant future.
OK, so the year is 1999, and America's highschools have a tendency of turning into warzones. A possible solution to this problem is presented by highschool principal Langford, the Department of Educational Defense and a developer of killer-cyborgs, Megatech.
In Seattle, three new teachers are introduced in what little still remains of Kennedy High. Unknown to the students, their new teachers aren't even human. But when more and more students wind up dead it becomes clear that Megatech's cyborgs have grown out of control.
I love this movie! I have always enjoyed science fiction, and this movie delivers. It's got a bit of excellent action, provides some laughs and a spectacular final with some surprisingly good special effects! It's all got this sort of campy feel to it that I really enjoy in movies. And does anyone out there know the song "Come The Day - Class of 1999" by Midge Ure? It's at the end of the movie, and worth checking out as well!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Hell yea, CLASS OF 1999! In the future there's a high school were the students openly carry machine guns and shoot them off all the time. Girls raped, nerds knifed, cars armor plated its like "Saved by the Bell" meets THE ROAD WARRIOR.

The Department of Education Defense decides to use this school as an experiment so they send in three "reprogrammed" battle droids as teachers. You can already see where this is going. Now it's like "Saved by the Bell" meets THE TERMINATOR in ROAD WARRIOR world!

Bad hair, futuristic gang clothes, lots of drugs, non stop gunfire, psychotic amounts of screaming and yelling, a drill to the skull, explosions, over the knee spanking, flame thrower violence, car chase, motorcycle chase, an albino mullet, forklift death the only thing missing is mutants and rampant female nudity.

Truly a masterpiece of the low budget action genre, but what else would you expect from the director of COMMANDO! "Let off some steam, Bennett."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film is a masterpiece & has been copied repeatedly. February 13, 1999
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This film is great. In fact, it is the greatest film about High School. It has such a great concept! And it has been ripped off by the recent THE FACULTY and many other wanna-be's. Buy this movie now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love B- Movies like this a total classic November 29, 2006
Format:DVD
If you don't know about this movie I would advise you to run to the store and buy this movie right away. Class of 1999 is a B- Movie tour de force starring Bradley Gregg and Traci Lind with strong support from Malcolm Mc Dowell, Pam Grier, and Stacey Keach (in a sinster role as head of Megatech)The plot is rather simple, The large cities have been taken over by gangs and for the schools to re-open, Malcolm Mc Dowell (the principal) makes a Faustian Bargain with Stacy Keach of 'Megatech'to bring three Androids to keep teach the hard cases. Little does Mc Dowell know that these "Battle Droids" are not only teaching but committing murders, war games on two of the rivial gangs led by Gregg who falls in love with the "principal's daughter" Lind. They find out that Keach wanted Pam Grier (who could teach me anytime) Patrick Kilpatrick to wage war on campus. Like many classic 80's B- Movies, the effects are chessy, and Seatle looks too much like a battleground. But Love this movie and it keeps your attention for 90 minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 17 days ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks
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Published 2 months ago by Stephen L. Lubin
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie Premise was Good
The premise was good but the movie was horrible and extremely predictable. I was looking for something a little deeper than base dialogue and predictable character arcs.
Published 4 months ago by Mishelle
1.0 out of 5 stars Class of 1999
saw this movie when it came out in 1990 thought it was funny then now after looking at it and then had recently seen class of 1984 can see how stupid this movie looks in... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Enrique mino
5.0 out of 5 stars great old school movie
Movie was awesome gift and was worth every penny! never had seen this movie before and after seeing it I recommend it to anyone
Published 11 months ago by Carla
5.0 out of 5 stars Schools out Punk
This is a sequel to CLASS OF 1984. But instead of the kids running the school...they replace some teachers with cyborgs to law the lay down. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Derohn Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!
I was surfing through movies on a streaming website and came across this film, it looked interesting so I decided to watch it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars sorry I missed this in theaters
This one has been under the radar and after discovering it, I was very surprised at the great story, special effects, and the ending that really delivers. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Seahorse
5.0 out of 5 stars Cult Classic
Mark L Lester is a director whom has seen His fair share of Critics,Parents,and intellectual screwballs picking on Him and His films over the years. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by cruiserville68
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad...Not Bad...
Viewed: 9/11
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9/11: Not too bad at all, Class of 1999 is pretty much Weak Terminators meet The Warriors in a school setting with a bit of Escape from New... Read more
Published on September 23, 2011 by Mr. Math Expert
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