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The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Derek
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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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Drama | Thriller

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18 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Giustizia violenta  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Derek: Since when do you like Calculus more than me?
Christie: I don't, but some of us mortals have to study.
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Dress Rehearsal for Point Break
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are familiar with the character of "Johnny Utah" from the 1991 film Point Break, then you are going to notice some peculiar similarities in Keanu Reeve's character here. Only this came out five years earlier.

In both films he is a quarterback. In both films he straddles the line between good and bad human being. In both films people say things like, "DO IT, NOW!" In both films, people ask him to summon the fortitude that helped him win football games.

I admired the kids' sense of brotherhood, and desire to support their school. That's rare. But I also saw that arrogant sense of entitlement that jocks and some "soshe" types have in high school. Real A-Holes.

It was interesting to see that there was a Mexican side of town, even back then. Little did they know how things would change.

I like Keanu Reeves. He has a certain "everyman" quality. I also liked the way the film depicted the contrast of rich kids and the working class ones. Of course in this case, it was based on a true story.

The dialogue was fine. There were several good scenes between two people at a time. Two brothers, the cop and the principal, coworkers, best friends, etc. I love good dialogue.

Not a bad film at all. Interesting concept based on truth.


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