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The Boys Club (1996)

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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?



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Three teenage boys in small-town Southern Ontario are thrilled when Luke Cooper, a mysterious American fugitive with a gunshot wound in his leg, decides to crash their secret hideout. Luke tells them that he's a cop on the run from corrupt colleagues, and swears them to silence. As he recuperates, he becomes their buddy and confidante. By the time the boys realize Luke is not who he pretends to be, they're in way over their heads. Written by Scott Rollans <srollans@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>

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Drei verschworene freunde. Ein unheimlicher fremder. Ein teuflisches abenteuer. (Three sworn friends. A creepy stranger. A devilish adventure.) (German VHS) See more »

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Rated R for violence including a scene of sexual intimidation, language and some nude pin-ups | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 1996 (Poland)  »

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Boys Club  »

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The religion that Kyle and his family practice is Christianity because when Kyle's Dad hands him the acceptance letter, you see a plack on the wall that says 'God Bless Our Home'. See more »


When Megan teases Luke into taking her shirt off at 50:54, you will see that she is wearing a bra underneath. See more »


Megan: No, you know what Kyle? I think I'd better go, okay? I'm just gonna go.
Kyle: Luke, c'mon she's my friend!
Luke Cooper: [to Megan] Sit down. Look at me, Megan. Look at me. Do you see how I'm not laughing?
Megan: Okay, um, what- what the hell's going on here?
Luke Cooper: Well, what's going on is we're gonna have a little show and you're the entertainment. Take off you're uh, top. Follow the rules.
Megan: Okay, um, are you guys just gonna sit there?
Luke Cooper: Yeah, they're just gonna sit there. They're waiting. Megan!
Kyle: C'mon, man!
Luke Cooper: You're gonna learn to...
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References Wind at My Back (1996) See more »


You Shine Bright
Performed by Crash Vegas
Written by McAdorey/Cripps
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Courtesy of Sony Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing (Canada)
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small Canadian indie
5 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Kyle, Brad, and Eric spend time in their abandoned cabin in the woods. The best friends are not the most popular. Kyle has a crush on Megan. His home life is problematic. One day, they find injured Luke (Chris Penn) recuperating in their hideout. He claims to be a cop on the run from corrupt colleagues.

This is fine as a Canadian indie. Penn is the most notable actor. With younger kids, it would be more believable and more intense. The audience would fear for younger boys more. The danger level would simply be higher. Although with older boys, Megan can be old enough for that scene to work. It is possibly the best scene in the movie. A better Megan would make it even better. The low production value keeps this strictly in indie territories. This struggles to be better than that.

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