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Masterminds (1997)

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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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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The criminal mastermind of the century just met his match...


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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  »

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

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$1,890,472 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Masterminds has never been released on DVD. See more »

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When Ozzie is skateboarding through the basement toward the electrical box, a crew member is seen to the right slowly crouching out of the way. See more »

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Raif Bentley: Now children, you may see men walking around the halls with machine guns, but really you need not worry. They're just pretend.
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Biscuit Barrel
Written and Performed by China Drum
Courtesy of Mantra Recordings
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simply fun
31 July 2004 | by See all my reviews



I must say after sneaking several clips of die hard behind my parents back, i actually found this movie quite entertaining.

I first heard of this movie from the friend of a friends sawing they didn't like it at all and that it was a sucky movie. Not really the best reason to rent a movie but then again I was getting real tired real quick out of all the romance comedies that my mother and sister had been renting, (Twenty is enough to kill someone) this action flick is very good.

The director brought action and comedy into the movie. The script was very well written except for in one or two spots but other than that if you like a teenage hacker kicking bad guys @$$ you'll enjoy this flick staring Vincent Kartheiser and Patrick Stewart. Both actors give a fine performance. I'm not use to seeing Patrick Stewart in a bad guy role (parents star trek fans) but he pulled it off well. Kartheiser was a face i hadn't seen before but he is a very talented actor and also was believable in the film as the hacker teen.

The movie carries itself fine though i thought the ending could be a little better but i still liked the film. 9/10 is how i rate it.


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