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Demolition High (1996)

R | | Action | Video February 1996
A high school is taken over by terrorists with deadly far reaching intentions but one heroic, resourceful student decides to take the fight right to them.

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Slater
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General Wainwright
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Luther
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Tanya
Kimberley Roberts ...
Stacy
Trey Alexander ...
Eddie
Richard Styles ...
Warshack
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Mr. Vogel
Stacie Randall ...
Dugan
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Hawkins (as Jay Richardson)
Tony March ...
Boomer
Tony Grande ...
Weasel
Michael Meyer ...
Officer Hayes
Dean Wein ...
Officer Williams
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Storyline

When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their part on the other side. Written by Greg Patterson <patte007@bama.ua.edu>

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A high-voltage thriller!

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Amenaza en el instituto  »

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Trivia

Near the beginning of the movie, two students mention that Coach Wynorski is having an affair with a female student. The director of the movie is Jim Wynorski. See more »

Goofs

When Chief Slater dials the terrorists, he uses a cell phone to call into the school. When the terrorist is making his demands, he is speaking not only to the chief, but to two FBI agents at the same time, all on individual cell phones. It is impossible to conference call three different cell phones at once, unless the Chief dialed one FBI agent, that agent dialed the other FBI agent, and the last agent dialed into the school. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Come on, pervert!
[whacks Lenny's behind]
Lenny Slater: You slap my ass in the guy's locker rom, and call *me* a pervert?
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Followed by Demolition University (1999) See more »

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8 is enough for Corey Haim's Growing Pains
7 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To get started, I gotta say I love my one-line summary. It works on so many levels. OK, with that out of the way it's true that this low budget "Die Hard in a high school" is moderately amusing, but even moderately amusing is like finding gold as far as Jim Wynorski movies of the past decade or so go. Poor Jim's last really good film was "Hard to Die" and that was 1990. He made three films in 1996: This, "Vampirella", and "The Assault" so trust me when I say nowadays to paraphrase Meatloaf, ONE outta THREE for Mr. Wynorki ain't bad. Not to over-hype this movie as it's still not as good as his movies from his heyday of the '80's, just that I'm glad that this film isn't a total turd.

My Grade: C

Where I saw It: Showtime


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