Class of 1984
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Mark L. Lester. 1982, 94 mins. 35mm. With Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Lisa Langlois, Roddy McDowall, Michael J. Fox. The teachers at Lincoln High have a very dangerous problem…their students! Perry King plays Andrew Norris, an idealistic teacher who finds that his new job at a troubled school is an academic abyss ruled over by Stegman (Timothy Van Patten), a shrewd and sadistic teenage kingpin who declares war on Mr. Norris. This 80s cult classic is a punk rock riff on The Blackboard Jungle, marinated in pungently stylized urban violence and sharply, prophetically written by genre staple Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Psycho II).