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Demolition High (1996)

R | | Action | Video February 1996
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 ... See full summary »

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Slater
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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
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Dugan
Jay Richardson ...
Hawkins
Tony March ...
Boomer
Tony Grande ...
Weasel
Michael Meyer ...
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Dean Wein ...
Officer Williams
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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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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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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 the reporters are questioning Chief Slater when he initially pulls up to the school, none of the microphones they are using are connected to anything. The microphones are clearly ones that require a wire connection to a recording device. See more »

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Lenny Slater: The pen is mightier then the sword.
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Referenced in The Jack and Triumph Show: The Commercial (2015) See more »

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7 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Demolition High" is ridiculous on many levels. However, it made me laugh a bunch. It seemed less like a fully thought-out movie and more like an exercise in putting actors into scenes. "Hey, we could have Corey shoot something out of a fire extinguisher!" "Yeah, and Melissa could walk menacingly up these stairs!" "Wait, we could use this circular saw for something..."

What surprised me was that somehow the movie managed to include the absurd as well as occasional moments when the actors and the writing made me care a little bit about the characters. I've always like Corey Haim, for whatever reason, and even though this whole film was a transparent vehicle for him to play a role (and not a very convincing role), I still rooted for "Lenny Slater". I also liked a few moments with some of the supporting cast, certainly more than the shaky script and acting would suggest.

Ultimately I give this a 5. It's laughable in many ways, but that was part of the fun. When Corey grabs a machine gun and runs *past* the injured Melissa, out of the room, down the hall, and *then* turns and fires randomly back at the room they squared off in, you can't take this seriously and you can't believe any of them did either. So just relax and enjoy the comedy, be it intentional or not.

P.S. I had to "fix" this review because my original summary of "LOL" was interpreted as shouting -- even when I added periods. :-)


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