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The Boys Club (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Crime  |  1997 (New Zealand)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Kan du holde på en hemmelighed? (Can you keep a secret?) (Danish DVD) 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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The Boys Club  »

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Dominic Zamprogna and Max Piersig have also appeared in Iron Eagle IV (1995). See more »

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In the scene where Luke is washing his hair if you look closely between shots you will see the soap in his hair slowly disappear even though you don't hear the sound of the water from the bucket that Eric is dumping over Luke's head. See more »

Quotes

Kyle's Dad: Well, whats your problem?
Kyle: Guess what? Congratulate me.
Kyle's Dad: *Scoffs* We've talked about that about 20 times didn't we?
Kyle: Wrong. They didn't accept me. But you didn't know that did you? You didn't even read it did you?
Kyle's Dad: Kyle, I just didn't want you to be disappointed.
Kyle: Oh, Jesus, thank you fucking so much, thank you!
Kyle's Dad: Hey! You be careful mister.
Kyle: You were so sure right Dad? I almost got in. They want me to take the test again. Guess that never happened to you huh?
Kyle's Dad: Kyle?
Kyle's Dad: *Grumbles*
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In the credits it says the the soundtrack is available on Unforscene Music, but the soundtrack was never actually released. See more »

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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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The Secret
Performed by 54-40
Written by Osborne/Merritt/Johnson/Campparelll
@Fifty-Four Forty Songs/Sony Music Publishing
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
by Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing (Canada)
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Showed promise, never delivered
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Kyle, Brad and Eric are three young teenage boys with a secret clubhouse where no girls are allowed unless they take off their tops (a reference to the pictures on the wall). One day they find Luke in their clubhouse with a gun, a badge and a big secret. Luke seems nice enough and even becomes a good friend to the boys. But he has been shot and he doesn't want them telling the cops or even taking him to the doctor. His wound is minor enough the boys can fix him up, but there may be something he's not telling them.

Kyle wants to be a pilot, but his father does not seem to support his dreams, and he has a loser jerk of an older brother named Jake. He also wants to date Megan.

I liked the scenes with Kyle and Megan. There was some comedy in this movie, and a scene where two of the boys made trouble in a liquor store was one of the most enjoyable for me. I thought Chris Penn gave a really good performance as Luke, making a dramatic personality change as the movie took a dark turn.

Some movies might have recovered from what happened in the second half. For me, this one never did. It was more violent than I would have liked, for one thing. And some things happened in that club house that just weren't pleasant. I was hoping this movie would be a little more positive. It wasn't exactly 'Stand by Me'.


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