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William P. Kennedy (novel)
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Release Date:
26 April 1991 (USA) See more »
When terrorists took over Regis High, they expected obedient hostages. What they got was a lesson they'd never forget. See more »
When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Very Good Movie and should deserve the same amount attention as Die Hard and Hostage! See more (53 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Astin ... Billy Tepper

Wil Wheaton ... Joey Trotta

Keith Coogan ... Snuffy Bradberry

Andrew Divoff ... Luis Cali

R. Lee Ermey ... General Kramer

Mason Adams ... Deputy Director Brown

Denholm Elliott ... Headmaster

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Dean Parker

George Perez ... Ricardo Montoya

T.E. Russell ... Hank Giles

Shawn Phelan ... Derek

Michael Champion ... Jack Thorpe

Tracy Brooks Swope ... Jennifer (voice)
Max Manwell ... HRT Commander

Joe Inscoe ... Agent Grimes
Jerry Lyden ... Ben
René Gatica ... Colombian Judge
Jeremiah McLerran ... Ted
Jesse Doran ... Enrique Cali
Stan Kelly ... Sheriff

Carole Shoemaker ... Press Secretary (as Carol Shoemaker)
Adam Bonifant ... Nicholas Josephson
Mark Retz ... Guber
Paul Sincoff ... Brave Student
Richard Travis ... Frank the Guard
Janet Lee Orcutt ... Woman in Park
Knowl Johnson ... 'Phil' Donoghue
Rafael H. Robledo ... Carlos
Tom Trigo ... Ruiz (as Thomas R. Trigo)
Jerry Valdez ... Jorge

Russell Gannon ... Guard

Richard Warner ... Deputy Marshal

Chris Northup ... Camouflaged Soldier

Joe Banks ... Brown's Aide
Rick Warner ... FBI SAC
Sarah Stavrou ... Agent at Console
David Norris ... Concerned Student
Todd Bonifant ... Student
Mike Rogerson ... Student
Grady Weatherford ... Student
Darrell Elmore ... Sniper
Dennis Hunsinger ... Sniper
Cliff McLaughlin ... Commando
Brian Williams ... Commando

Jeff Ramsey ... Border Patrol Officer

Nick Dimitri ... Border Patrol Officer
Mark Brutsche ... Angry Parent
Cynthia Hayden ... Angry Parent
Denise Gordy ... Angry Parent

Michael Costello ... Angry Parent
Mimi Eisman ... Angry Parent
Lenny Steinline ... Angry Parent
Lloyd T. Williams ... Major (as Lloyd Williams)
Jeremy Caplan ... Deputy Sheriff
Roy Borden ... Deputy Sheriff
John Shaw ... Cali's Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Burg ... Mr. Burg, 'Mouthwash' Buyer (uncredited)
Chip Dell ... Student (uncredited)
Ivan Gardner ... Student (uncredited)
John Johnson ... Student (uncredited)

Jerry Orbach ... Albert Trotta (uncredited)
Justin Wolfe ... Extra (uncredited)
Chris Zarpas ... Mr. Zarpas, 'Mouthwash' Buyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Petrie Jr. 
Writing credits
William P. Kennedy (novel)

Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay) and
David Koepp (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... executive producer
Jack E. Freedman .... producer
Nicholas Hassitt .... co-producer
Patricia Herskovic .... producer
Donald C. Klune .... co-producer
Doug Metzger .... associate producer
Wayne S. Williams .... producer
Chris Zarpas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
Art Direction by
Marc Dabe 
Set Decoration by
Judi Sandin 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... makeup department head
Tea Jay Glass .... hair stylist: second unit
Tea Jay Glass .... makeup artist: second unit
Doreen Vantyne .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Donald C. Klune .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... first assistant director (as Jerry L. Ballew)
Linda Brachman .... second assistant director (as Linda J. Brachman)
Sean Kavanagh .... additional second assistant director
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Micky Moore)
Donald Roberts .... first assistant director: second unit
John G. Scotti .... second assistant director: second unit (as John Scotti)
Brian Steward .... additional second assistant director
Tom Zapata .... second assistant director (as Thomas Zapata)
Art Department
James Blair .... lead carpenter (as Jim Blair)
Guy Bushman .... property master
Pasco Di Carlo .... on-set dresser
Pasco Di Carlo .... property
Michael Dunn .... property master: second unit (as Michael G. Dunn)
Star Fields .... construction coordinator
Steve George .... set dresser (as Steve H. George)
Max Greene .... set dresser
Peter B. Gulick .... shop foreman (as Pete Gulick)
Ronald O. Jaynes .... carpenter (as Ronnie Jaynes)
Heather Lee .... painter
Lisa Lopez .... set dresser
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Walt Mikolwski .... carpenter (as Walter Mikowlski)
Christy Mozillo .... leadperson (as Christy Mozilo)
Robert Murray .... lead carpenter (as Bob Murray)
David J. Negron Jr. .... storyboard artist (as David Negron Jr.)
Mark Peltier .... carpenter
Tony Valdes .... foreman: Quad
Geoi-Lynn Welch .... key scenic artist (as Lynn Welch)
G. Ron Wright Jr. .... construction foreman (as Ron Wright)
Reimar Montgomery .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Denis Blackerby .... dubbing recordist
Steve Borne .... assistant sound editor (as Steve Born)
Russell C. Fager .... sound mixer (as Russell Fager)
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
William Hartman .... sound editor (as Bill Hartman)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley mixer (as Gary Hecker)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kate Jesse .... cable person
Roxanne Jones .... sound editor (as Roxanne McCarthy)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
R.J. Kizer .... adr editor (as Bob Kizer)
Karla Knorr .... assistant sound editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Victor B. Lackey .... sound editor (as Vic Lackey)
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jim M. Moriana)
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Steinbeck .... boom operator
Don S. Walden .... sound editor (as Don Walden)
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor (as Chris Welch)
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Special Effects by
John J. Downey .... special effects foreman (as John Downey)
Cliff Wenger .... special effects supervisor
Joseph Alvarez .... stunts
Fernando Andrews .... stunts
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Phil H. Fravel .... stunts (as Phil Fravel)
James W. Gavin .... aerial stunt coordinator (as Jim Gavin)
Jeff Habberstad .... aerial stunt performer
Rick Kahana .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Jeff O'Haco .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Gary Tacon .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunt coordinator
James Waters .... stunts (as Jim Waters)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Douglas Yensan .... stunts (as Doug Yensan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alexonis .... grip
Lindy Alsobrooks .... grip
Tom Barrett .... grip: second unit
Jeff Becker .... best boy electric
John Clifford .... still photographer
Kenny Davis .... best boy grip: second unit (as Kenneth Davis)
Daniel Dayton .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Dan Dayton)
Bobby Earnhardt .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Robert Earnhardt III)
Peter J. Eaton .... grip (as Peter Eaton)
Helen Elswit .... camera loader (as Helen Ostenberg)
Charles A. Harris .... electric: second unit
Toulouse Holliday .... best boy grip (as S. Toulouse Holliday)
Nathaniel Kendrick Jr. .... electrician (as Nathaniel 'Nate' Kendrick)
Victoria J. Lowe .... first assistant camera (as Victoria Lowe)
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Anastas N. Michos .... Steadicam operator: second unit (as Anastas Michos)
Anastas N. Michos .... second camera operator: second unit (as Anastas Michos)
Vito Mirabella .... grip
Dave Morrow .... electrician
Vinnie Nappo .... electrician (as Vincent Nappo)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael C. Price .... grip (as Michael Price)
David P. Shannon .... best boy electric: second unit (as David Shannon)
M. Phil Shearer .... electrician
Keith Sherer .... chief lighting technician
Roger Sherer .... dolly grip
Michael L. Smith .... key grip: second unit (as Michael Smith)
Michael C. Stailey .... assistant camera (as Mike Stailey)
Keith Talley .... key grip
Christopher Tufty .... camera operator (as Chris Tufty)
Shaun Wheeler .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Brian Chavanne .... casting: New York
Jack Jones .... casting associate
Julie Mossberg .... casting: New York
Barbara Spitz .... casting associate
Ivy Weiss .... location casting
John Leamer .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fumie H. Carrera .... seamstress
Kevin P. Faherty .... costume supervisor (as Kevin Faherty)
Roseann Milano .... costume supervisor
Susan Rubin .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alan Cody .... assistant editor
Patrick Crane .... assistant editor
William Goldenberg .... assistant editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Music Department
Robert Folk .... conductor
Robert Folk .... orchestrator
Brian Masterson .... music recordist
Randy Miller .... additional orchestrator
Peter Tomashek .... additional orchestrator
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
Fernando Andrews .... transportation department
Jody Kreinbrink .... transportation captain: second unit
Jody Kreinbrink .... transportation department
Douglas Yensan .... transportation department
Other crew
Noah Albert .... production assistant
Spence Bovee .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Christopher G. Chalko .... chief technical advisor (as Major Christopher G. Chalko)
Christopher G. Chalko .... project officer: DA/DOD (as Major Christopher G. Chalko)
Stephanie Clayton .... assistant production coordinator
Darrell Elmore .... technical advisor: SO/LIC (as Lt. Col. Darrell G. Elmore)
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer
Otis B. Harper .... assistant: Mr. Gossett (as Otis Harper)
Tonya S. Holly .... set production assistant
Dennis Hunsinger .... technical advisor: SO/LIC (as Major Dennis A. Hunsinger USAF)
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor: second unit
Shauna L. Kroen .... production accountant (as Shauna Kroen)
Robert Rhine .... unit publicist
Judi Rosner .... production coordinator
Lauren Ross .... location manager
Ricki L. Stein .... production accountant (as Ricki Stein)
Tonya Suzanne .... set production assistant
Craig Walker .... teacher
Sheila A. Warner .... production coordinator (as Sheila Warner)
Angela Wharton .... script supervisor (as Angela Noakes)

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Rated R for violence and language
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) (2003) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1991) (video rating) (1992) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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The 1995 film Major Payne was also filmed at the Miller SchoolSee more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the Blackhawk helicopter comes into a hover over the quad, muzzle flashes from the guns of the terrorists on the steps can be seen, but no shots are heard.See more »
Luis Cali:My father sent me to a school that looked a lot like this one. A military academy in Pennsylvania. Perhaps you've heard of it. The Armitage School.
William "Billy" Tepper:Yeah, sure.
Luis Cali:You really have no sense of discipline, do you?
William "Billy" Tepper:Look, I'm sorry about the shower thing and I promise...
[Cali forces him onto the desk and pulls out a metal pointer]
William "Billy" Tepper:Oh, God.
Luis Cali:This is how they taught ME discipline! And believe you me, I LEARNED!
[beats him with the pointer]
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Very Good Movie and should deserve the same amount attention as Die Hard and Hostage!, 25 May 2006
Author: John David from United States

I first seen this movie like a year and a half ago and I loved it, I decided to get the DVD last year for my birthday.. It has the right amount of suspense, action and drama.. This movie is about prep school called The Regis School and its packed with rebellious kids, in which one kid William Tepper (Sean Astin) has a hard time adjusting due to prior rejections from other schools cause they couldn't control his rebellious act and now at The Regis School committing more acts of a rebellion there school gets taken over by terrorists on a random day and which the real reason is because the leader Luis Cali's (Andrew Divoff) father has been sent to prison,and the leader will do anything including killing the students, setting bombs and so forth in order to get his father back.

Along side William Tepper, is his rebellious friends at the Regis School, one in particular is Joey Trotta (Wil Wheaton) in which this guy holds a troubled past of living in a Mafia family and being sent to The Regis School because of hating his father for who he is and which now he must deal with these terrorists taking over the school, so William, Joey and there friends must band together to stop these terrorists from violent acts and hazardous tactics.

This movie was really awesome and I believe people should notice it more because when people think of a good hostage movie they would say "Die Hard" and even though I would have to agree with them, they need to recognize that Toy Soldiers was a good thriller, it sure had my heart beating because the students are my age and I would be scared to confront terrorists like these if they took over our school ... But overall this movie is really worth a good 112 minutes of your time and If I had a decision to rent or buy it... I WOULD BUY IT! I recommend it with a lot of hype! 8/10

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