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The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  18 May 1986 (USA)
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A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of shool violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "... See full summary »

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Scottie
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Mule
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Collin
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Barnwell
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Les
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A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of shool violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "watching people", but things quickly get out of control. "Brotherhood of Justice" turns out another gang of violence. Derek wants to stop it but it is too late, so he takes responsibility for it and gives himself to the law. Written by Liz Chen <lchen@net.com>

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They were the best kids in the neighborhood ... until they decided it was time to fight back. See more »

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18 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Giustizia violenta  »

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Based on events that occurred in 1985 at R.L. Paschel High School in Fort Worth, Texas. The gang was the Legion of Doom. Actual names and locations are not used in the movie because once incarcerated, the members of the Legion of Doom were prohibited from doing books or movies about the gang. See more »

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When Derek grabs his brother Willy out of the shower after discovering drugs in Willy's wallet, you can see Willy wearing underpants. See more »

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Derek: This made so much sense in the beginning.
Christie: Doesn't make any sense right now, does it.
Derek: Nothing does.
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Entertaining TV film starring several soon-to-be stars
3 December 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The obvious selling point for The Brotherhood of Justice these days is that it showcases Keanu Reeves, Billy Zane and Keifer Sutherland before they were famous. In the cases of Reeves and Sutherland, they would in fact become Hollywood A-Listers not long after this was released. It's a teen movie set in California about a gang of high school vigilantes who wish to teach a lesson to local criminals and fellow classmates they dislike. What starts out as fairly playful increasingly becomes quite dark as the gang gain confidence in their activities, their actions become more criminal themselves.

This was seemingly a pilot for a series that never was. It's also based on real events that happened a year earlier in a Texas school. It actually makes for quite an entertaining and interesting enough TV movie. The gang and their actions are presented in shades of grey, with the audience only meant to sympathise with them up to a point. It means there is some melodrama generated, while at the same time having a fairly suspenseful parallel narrative to compliment this. It's made for TV, so it does have certain limitations but, mainly, this works pretty well and will especially be of interest to those interested in the young soon-to-be film stars. It also ends in a quite abrupt and surprising way that I personally thought was quite good.


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