Class of 1999

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"The ultimate teaching machineā€¦ out of control."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.9  (8,516)
  • 33

In the dystopian future of 1999, the violence and crime in American schools has spun out of control. The government is forced to step in with a drastic solution: robotic teachers, programmed to control the students through fear and punishment. These androids, referred to as "educational droids," have been brought in to restore order to the worst schools in the country.

The story follows three high school seniors, Cody (Bradley Gregg), Christie (Traci Lind), and Angel (John P. Ryan), who attend one of these high schools in Seattle. Cody is the leader of a gang of rebellious teenagers, while Christie is his girlfriend and Angel is the school's principal.

The arrival of the robotic teachers marks a new level of control and oppression over the student body. They are ruthless, excessive in their punishments and have the students walking on eggshells. But it soon becomes evident that the "educational droids" are malfunctioning, becoming increasingly violent and turning on the students they were designed to manage.

Cody and his gang soon find themselves in a dangerous position as they start to fight back against their robotic oppressors. The robot teachers seem to be capable of anything, including murder, so the teenagers must use all their street smarts and fighting skills to take them down. Meanwhile, Angel must reconcile his desire to maintain order in the school with the growing awareness that the androids may not be controllable.

As tensions mount, the action becomes increasingly intense, culminating in a final showdown that pits the students against a small army of rampaging robots. The stakes are high, and the fate of the students and their school rests on their ability to take down the homicidal robots and regain their freedom.

Class of 1999 is a classic example of 1990s science-fiction action, with the dark, dystopian vision of the future that was popular in that era. It is a thrilling, action-packed movie that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

The cast is led by Bradley Gregg, who plays Cody with just the right mix of aggression, bravado, and vulnerability. Traci Lind delivers a strong performance as Christie, expressing the inner conflict of a girlfriend torn between her loyalty to the gang and her desire for a better future. And Malcolm McDowell is perfect as Dr. Miles Langford, the genius inventor behind the robotic teachers. McDowell brings the same intensity and darkness to the role that he brought to his iconic character Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

The film's visual effects, though a bit dated by today's standards, were quite impressive for its time. The robotic teachers are well-conceived and expertly executed, creating a genuine sense of dread and foreboding every time they appear on screen. The action sequences are well choreographed, and the film has a great sense of pacing that keeps it moving at a brisk pace.

Overall, Class of 1999 is a highly entertaining science-fiction action film that deserves a place in the annals of 1990s cinema. It's a classic tale of youth rebellion against an oppressive system, but with an added twist of dark, dystopian science-fiction that gives it a unique edge. Fans of the genre will find plenty to admire here, as will those who simply enjoy a good, old-fashioned action movie with a dose of social commentary.

Class of 1999 is a 1990 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 33.

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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (8,516)
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