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Dangerously Close (1986)

Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy McDevitt
Danny Lennox
Bradford Bancroft ...
Krooger Raines
Brian Rigletti
Lang Bridges (as Jerry DiNome)
Smith Raddock
Leon Biggs
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Ms. Hoffman


Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and quite possibly American society, of what they deem to be its undesirables because of ethnicity, politics, etc. Our hero recruits a teacher and some other "less desirable" classmates to undermine the elitists, and, naturally, things get quite violent. Written by meebly

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At Vista High there's a thin line between being cool and getting caught.


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Release Date:

9 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campus '86  »

Box Office


$2,390,525 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Miguel A. Nunez Jr. and Thom Mathews both appeared in "Friday the 13th" films, Nunez in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) and Mathews in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986). They both appeared in The Return of the Living Dead (1985). See more »


Krooger Raines: Deploy! Deploy!
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Featured in Under Cover (1987) See more »


Suspicious Minds
Written by Francis Zambon
Performed by The Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of IRS Records, Inc. and London Records Ltd.
From the ir 1985 Self-Titled album
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John Stockwell, Carey Lowell, and some others...
30 July 2008 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I wish I didn't have to write 10 lines for inclusion on IMDb, because there isn't too much to say about this movie EXCEPT that I really liked it at the time - it is a good example of mid-80's style - and the actors are very good, some have more recently become well known: John Stockwell is a noted Director now ("Blue Crush"), and he was 'Cougar' in "Top Gun" the same year, 1986. Carey Lowell, Mrs. Richard Gere, went on to "Law & Order" after a role in a bad James Bond movie. So why no DVD??? It was on VHS in the late 80's. One thing I do remember at the time, when Siskel & Ebert reviewed it they noted a strange homo-erotic overtone in many scenes (like in the school gym's locker room). Of course, you could say that about the Top Gun locker room scenes, also. But they had a point, and I think one reason this movie did stand out from the run-of-the-mill Drive In fare was that director Albert Pyun gave it some of these inexplicable, strange tones. And there was one TERRIFIC pun half-way into the movie, but you'll have to watch it to find out for yourself...

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