Class Act is a 1992 comedy film starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. The film is an urban retelling of the fairy tale The Prince and the Pauper. The main characters are Duncan Pinderhughes a genius high school student, and Michael "Blade" Brown a juvenile delinquent.Duncan is getting ready for graduation, but finds out during an interview that despite his perfect SAT score and GPA, Harvard University will not admit him unless he can pass phys. ed. Ex-convict Blade is released from jail, and told by his parole officer that the condition of his release is staying out of trouble and a satisfactory graduation from high school. Having moved to a new neighborhood, Duncan now has to go to Higgins High School to complete his graduation requirements. As both boys encounter one another in the hallway, causing Blade to forcefully push Duncan aside, a mishap results in their pictures being swapped on their school records, causing everyone to think that each is the other one. Thus Blade is placed in Gifted classes, while Duncan is placed in minimal classes with substandard conditions and miscreants for classmates.At first both boys are perplexed about their situation, until they learn what has happened. Duncan is eager to tell the Principal what has happened while Blade, on the other hand, decides to use this situation to his advantage. Threatening Duncan to pass all his classes, while also trying to give the clumsy genius a new persona to keep his good name and rep intact. Despite the changes in their lives, both boys gradually discover their own untapped skills while continuing the charade.
The second time was Duncan trying to crawl away from danger and ends up face-planting into Damita's chest. Despite this little mishap, Damita asked for Blade's (i.e. Duncan's) phone number, as he leaves his words are jumbled: "See you later da'titty- I mean Damita."
When crawling through the vents at the museum, he face-plants into Damita's rump.
Ephebophile: Ms. Jackson the secretary and Ms. Joanne Simpson the Advanced Latin teacher.
As Ms. Jackson was sorting student records, and rubbing the photos on her breasts, she proclaims "Woo! Jailbait!".
When Ms. Simpson wants to know more about Duncan (i.e. Blade) she seductively places a single leg on his desk and bites on a piece of candy, she tells him that Latin is the Father of all Romance languages.
First Kiss: Damita taking the initiative and aggressively kissing Duncan (complete with butt squeeze) as he flopped around like a rag doll.
Fish out of Water: Duncan trying to adapt to life as Blade Brown, while Blade trying to adapt to life as a genius.
Credits Gag: Before the credits roll, Blade wanted to tell his side of the story, which would have included sex, car chases, and sex, hip hop and more sex, did I mention sex?
Hollywood Nerd: Ellen, although not the type of girl Blade is attracted to physically, she is obviously cute.
Innocent Innuendo: When Blade was giving Duncan a make over, Duncan's father overhears what is happening and misinterprets the whole scene.
Blade: You know you're gonna like it! Stop squirming or I'll hold you down! Duncan: Will you stop blowing me?! You're getting me much too hot! Ow!
Interrupted Intimacy: Right before the ending, Duncan's parents hear bed squeaking, and fear Duncan and Blade are having sex. John goes to investigate, and finds Duncan having sex with Damita. He is inordinately overjoyed that his son his straight.
Jheri curl: As a man grabs Damita for a dance, she lashes out at him by insulting his hairstyle.
Mistaken for Gay: As Duncan and Blade spend more time together, Duncan's parents, mainly his father, start to suspect that their son is gay.
Mrs. Julie Pinderhughes: Dear what's the matter? Mr. John Pinderhughes: Julie, have you ever wondered about our son's sexual... preference? Mrs. Julie Pinderhughes: Hee... You know, I never really was aware that he had one. (Both laugh)
Blade runs into Duncan's parents on the way out.
Blade: Hey, you know that kid of yours, he's going make one hell of a homey! Nice cups. Mr. John Pinderhughes: Did he say...homo?! Mrs. Julie Pinderhughes: *gasp*
Much Ado About Nothing: In an attempt to be flirtatious with Duncan (i.e Blade), Ellen recites "I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes..."
Traumatic Haircut: As Blade's parole officer, Reichert, stands up to leave he tells Blade that the judge has arranged a special parting gift for him. Blade thinks he will be getting new shoes but it turns out it is a haircut, proceeded by a long drawn out F-Bomb.