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Jeff Hannah
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Horner
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Lora
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John Scott Clough ...
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Danny De La Paz ...
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Lori Eastside ...
Patch
Jeb Ellis-Brown ...
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Sherry Havilland
Panchito Gómez ...
Chooch
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Moran
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Violent crime is routine. Organized drug trade runs rampant in the face of powerless authority. And a vicious street gang holds dominion with a savage reign of terror. Welcome to Lincoln High! Here "the Cobras" rule the school and everyone in it. Everyone except for Jeff Hanna. Once the most feared member of the Cobras, Hanna got sick of fighting and got out of the gang for good. But now The Cobras have brutalized his newfound girlfriend and threatened to kill him for his disloyalty. So it's time for one final fight. It's time for one more showdown after the school day ends. Its time for someone to die. Its 3:15 Written by <emerald@globalserve.net>

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Jeff Hanna didn't ask for trouble, but when they challenged him and attacked his girl... he took them all on. On their terms. On their turf. See more »

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31 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Filmed in 1984. Was shelved during 1984 until an independent distributer came along and released the film in a limited theatrical run in January 1986. See more »

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School's Out … Gang War's On!
24 February 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

People complain about the lack of politeness and respect of today's youth, but then what to say about those darned 80's kids? If you believe those early 80's exploitation movies, all American high schools were breeding grounds for bloody gang wars, drug-dealing, senseless violence, sleaze and mindless vandalism. Of course, they made cheap and grisly exploitation movies about pretty much everything during the early 80's, so I'm not quite sure if they qualify as socially relevant and accurate. These films are, however, guaranteed adrenalin-rushing entertainment! There are the modest cult classics like "Class of 1984" and "Savage Streets", but there definitely also are a couple of well-hidden gems like for example "The New Kids", "Massacre at Central High" and this "3:15". These movies can all be described as much cooler and darker variations on dull stuff like "Stand and Deliver" or "Dangerous Minds". So what if these kids have great intellectual potential? They're scum and only good to destroy each other, yeah!

"3:15" – that title alone I find tremendous – has a pretty solid plot and a downright fantastic opening half hour. The police (led by the marvelously skeptical Lt. Moran) and Principal Horner of the Lincoln High School team up for a large-scaled anti-drug operation, with as a main intention to arrest the members of the feared Cobra gang. The success of the bust is minimal, but the aggressive Cobra leader Cinco wants revenge nevertheless and picks out Jeff Hannah as a scapegoat. Jeff is a former Cobra member who turned his back on drugs and violence, but now Cinco spreads the word throughout the entire school that he turned into a police informant and that he has to pay for that. The ultimate confrontation between Jeff and the Cobras will take place at – you guessed it – 3:15.

The film can rely on good casting choices and an effectively sinister ambiance. The Cobra gang members are convincingly menacing and creepy. They're scum who harass everybody in school and beat up the weaklings. The school surrounding itself is a nicely grim and uncanny location as well. The walls are full of graffiti (a LOT of graffiti), the teachers are corrupt and there are rotten apples left, right and center. The set- up is truly atmospheric and plausible, but "3:15" inevitably also suffers from quite a bit of shortcomings. There are a couple of typically 80's and clichéd redundant interludes, like the romance elaboration and the song with the deeper meaning lyrics illustrating the tension between 3pm and 3:15pm. Some things in the screenplay also don't make 100% sense. For example, you would think that Jeff receives a little help from all his friends and school admirers, like the Afro- American guys in their GI Joe outfits, the Oriental dudes with their martial arts tricks, but in the end nobody moves a muscle. So, yes, admittedly the finale is a bit disappointing in case you are expecting a gigantic high school massacre as well. In spite of not really being known, "3:15" has quite a bit of good and familiar faces in the cast. Adam Baldwin is quite impressive in the lead role, but especially the smaller supportive roles are worth mentioning here in this case. Ed Lauter is terrific as the cynical police captain and Rene Auberjonois is even better as the sleazy school principal. Cult fanatics with a sharp eye will definitely recognize the ravishing Gina Gershon in one of her very first roles (as one of the docile Cobra members' girlfriends) and maybe even notice the small cameo appearance of Wings Hauser as the father of Jeff's goody-two-shoes girlfriend Sherry.


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