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      Underclassman

      PG-13 Released Sep 2, 2005 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy Action List
      6% 83 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Thanks to his boyish appearance, young cop Tre Stokes (Nick Cannon) scores an undercover assignment at a California high school in order to break up a stolen-car ring. Although Tre is on the good side of his superior, Capt. Delgado (Cheech Marin), he still has his work cut out for him, since the criminal ties at the school go deeper than he expected. While Tre's new friend, Rob (Shawn Ashmore), is involved in the thefts, he must figure out the identity of the person behind the whole operation. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 27 Buy Now

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      Despite the appealing presence of Nick Cannon, Underclassman is a shopworn Beverly Hills Cop/ 21 Jump Street knockoff.

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      ra b Pretty rotten. The plot wasn't bad (although it's been done before and will be again), but the main character, Nick Cannon, was just awful. The jokes didn't land. Corny. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't really like this, but I think that undemanding audiences will! Definitely not as bad as I was expecting, though, what with the 6% Critic Score, here on Rotten Tomatoes! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie has Roselyn Sanchez and Kelly Hu, this is the best movie ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The Rotten Tomatoes consensus says it all, so no need to explain in full detail about my hatred of this film. The funny (and probably ironic) thing is that the film adaptation of 21 Jump Street did a better job portraying a rowdy, comedic take on the show's premise seven years. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved this movie, under all the cheap scenes and whatever else, there was a great story and good humor, cant wait to watch it again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member If you are Crazy about Nick Cannon, this might be the movie for you. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Christy Lemire Associated Press Consists of little more than tired racial jokes and fish-out-of-water gags. Jun 10, 2013 Full Review Joshua Katzman Chicago Reader This is geared toward the preteen set, but director Marcos Siega proves inept at executing the most basic dramatic and comedic setups, and Cannon's mugging and preening quickly grow tiresome. Mar 6, 2007 Full Review Nathan Rabin AV Club Almost comically unambitious, Underclassman seldom tries to be funny, and never even attempts to be original. Sep 26, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Underclassman: Teen Cop‘s intensely familiar vibe is exacerbated by Cannon’s irritating, nails-on-a-chalkboard performance... Rated: 1.5/4 May 31, 2023 Full Review Steve Persall Tampa Bay Times Marcos Siega's movie is a smudged paint-by-numbers police story with every cliche except a 24-hour deadline to solve the case. Jun 10, 2013 Full Review Corey Hall Metro Times (Detroit, MI) Meant as a vehicle to deliver young actor Nick Cannon to headliner status, this lame comedy just limps along like a tricycle with bent rims. Jun 10, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Thanks to his boyish appearance, young cop Tre Stokes (Nick Cannon) scores an undercover assignment at a California high school in order to break up a stolen-car ring. Although Tre is on the good side of his superior, Capt. Delgado (Cheech Marin), he still has his work cut out for him, since the criminal ties at the school go deeper than he expected. While Tre's new friend, Rob (Shawn Ashmore), is involved in the thefts, he must figure out the identity of the person behind the whole operation.
      Director
      Marcos Siega
      Executive Producer
      Michael Goldman, Nick Cannon, Doug Johnson
      Screenwriter
      Brent Goldberg, David Wagner
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax Films, Underclassman Films Ltd., Tapestry Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Teen Drinking|Sexual References|Drug Material|Violence)
      Genre
      Comedy, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 2, 2005, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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