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Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)

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A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Copeland (as Rick Schroder)
Aaron Sullivan
Samantha Eckert
Frankie Rodriguez
Travis McGill
Mr. Kroft
Troy Bryant ...
Matt Eckert
Mrs. McGill (as Ren Woods)
Skip Fine
Sheriff Randall
FBI Agent Brown
Curly Green ...
SWAT Commander Hansen
Christy Summerhays ...
Margaret Fine
Mrs. Sullivan
Greg Kean ...
Deputy Manners


A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

19 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hostage High  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)(TV) was produced in the same city where Ryan Mouritsen was born and and raised, Sandy, Utah. See more »


Referenced in The Dirties (2013) See more »

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Outstanding Performances!
4 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one movie that will never be forgotten in my mind. Rick Schroder commanded the screen with his performance, and the entire cast brought you into their terrified thoughts and feelings for 2 terrifying hours. A must-see movie for anyone willing to give up 2 hours of their time and a lot of tears!! I keep checking to see when it will come on again, so that my husband can watch it with me. Don't get up for anything when you finally get the chance to watch it, or you will miss something. The only thing I wish they had done was give us a little more background into Jason's past high school experiences. Whether it was at the beginning of the movie, or in flashbacks. That would have made him just a little more "Connectible" to the audience. But it was a fantastic movie all the way around! BRAVO!!!

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