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Class (1983)

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

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Mr. Burroughs
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Balaban
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Rodney Pearson ...
Allen
Remak Ramsay ...
Kennedy
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Lisa
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Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they be- gin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip's house and discovers that Ellen is Skip's mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him--and that's when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. Written by Denise P. Meyer <dpm1@cornell.edu>

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22 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Class - Vom Klassenzimmer zur Klassefrau  »

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Third and final film directed by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Lewis John Carlino, who subsequently returned to screenwriting. See more »

Goofs

Roger has a black right eye in one scene. Later that same day, the black eye is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Have you ever been in love?
Jonathan: I was kind'a fond of that hundred dollar bill.
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Referenced in Franklin & Bash: Gone in a Flash (2013) See more »

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Holidays In Cambodia
Composed by Raymond Pepperell, Jello Biafra (as Eric R. Boucher) and Geoff Lyall
Performed by Dead Kennedys (as The Dead Kennedys)
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Lost Between Comedy and Drama
26 April 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The naive and clumsy Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) joins the prep school Vernon Academy expecting to go to Harvard. He befriends his wealthy roommate Skip (Rob Lowe) and soon he sends Jonathan to Chicago to lose his virginity. Jonathan meets the thirty and something years old Ellen (Jacqueline Bisset) and they have a love affair. Jonathan lies to her about where he studies and he falls in love with her. When they decide to travel to New York, Ellen accidentally discovers that Jonathan studies at the Vernon Academy and she vanishes. In the Christmas break, Skip invites Jonathan to spend the holiday with his family, and Jonathan has a huge surprise finding who Ellen is.

"Class" is a pleasant movie that begins very funny, with Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, John Cusack and Virginia Madsen very young. Jacqueline Bisset is extremely beautiful and fits perfectly to the role of Ellen. Unfortunately the story is lost between comedy and drama with a disappointing conclusion. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Questão de Classe" ("A Question of Class")


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