Sunday, April 12, 2009

Class Act (1992)

"Class Act" is one movie that I used to watch a lot when I was a kid.  I thought it was hilarious then, and it still holds up today.

After the permanent records of Duncan and Blade have been swapped, they must lead the life of the other one.  Duncan, once a genius, has to play the part of Blade who is poor and from the "hood".  Blade has to play the part of Duncan, who is a genius with perfect grades.  

"Class Act" is a very fun movie.  I still think it is very funny.  Duncan and Blade interacting with each other are the best parts of the film.  Every time Blade slaps Duncan, it is a guaranteed laugh.  

The last act of the film is especially good.  A bully named Wedge has been picking on Duncan, but every time there is a confrontation, Blade sends his gang to take care of him.  Wedge works for a drug dealer who is not happy that Duncan (as Blade) is showing up Wedge.  They come up with a plan to kill Duncan.  There is an entire chase scene which ends up in a wax museum.  I love this scene.  Wax figures of The Three Stooges, Batman, Jason Vorhees, and many others are shown.  It is very funny when the kids enter the "Hall of Horrors".  They are scared out of their minds of these wax figures, but they still have to run away from the bad guys.

The biggest problem with the movie is the cameo by Pauly Shore.  He is the most annoying person to have ever been in a film.  I can't stand him and his scene brings the film to a dead halt.  Fortunately, he is not in it for long.  

"Class Act" is a very funny movie worth watching.  If not for the comedy, "Class Act" should be viewed to see the way kids were in the early 1990s.  The way they dressed was just embarrassing.  Oh those were the days...

B  I recommend it.

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