Class of 1984
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A music teacher (Perry King) at a tough Los Angeles high school reaches out to his students with the gift of music -- only to find a gang of sadistic punk rockers is actively dissuading new members from joining the orchestra. Not only are the punkers sadistic; they are also led by the nefarious Timothy Van Patten (sporting Willie Aames-style blow-dried hair). The plot development: Van Patten is a musical prodigy, as he proves by banging out some angry classical tunes on the school Baldwin in front of the teacher's startled class. King tries to befriend the lad, but he rejects the offer… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An allegory in which the subtext out-bullhorns the text itself."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Alice Cooper sang the title song, which never hurts, but this movie is beyond saving."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"It's sad, really, that a movie deemed horrific enough to be banned in several countries 25 years ago seems almost na´ve by today's standards."
‑ Don Willmott,
"Cheesy, campy, corny, and violent. In other words, a rather fun little B-movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Whether for its eighties nostalgia, or its absurdly reactionary violence, this is one guilty pleasure that still makes the grade."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
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