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Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

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Storyline

Oz, a rebellious teenager who just got expelled from his preppy school returns for one final prank. But as he goes to the basement to set things up, he stumbles upon a security consultant, former school employee, that just took the entire school hostage for millions in ransom. Oz must rely on his youth and love for pranks to outwit the devious criminal mastermind. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for violence included in a children hostage situation, and for language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Smart Alec  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,014,606 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$1,890,472 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

When Patrick Stewart's character makes his first appearance, he asks Principal Maloney to call him by his first name, "Raif," to which she immediately replies "Fine." This is a reference to the actor Ralph Fiennes, whose name is pronounced "Raif Fine." See more »

Goofs

When Bentley grabs the bug from Foster, he yells, "What the hell is this? Foster!" When it shows his face, and he is supposed to be saying, " - the hell is this?" he is just saying, "Foster!" See more »

Quotes

Ozzie: Take another step! You'll regret it.
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Ozzie: You know, coal is still one of our most abundant natural resources.
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Written and Performed by Terry Wilson
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very crafty
25 September 2003 | by (America) – See all my reviews

i loved this movie, not only because i love Vincent Kartheiser, but because I liked the movie in a whole the script was entertaining and the things the character did were just so crafty, so well thought out it was kind of like home alone in a sense. A kid taking on an adult, outsmarting him. i enjoyed watching it. i would recommend it.


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