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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,014,606, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

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$1,890,472, 7 September 1997
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The setting of the fictional school is actually Hatley Castle. Sir Patrick Stewart would go on to film the X-Men franchise, which also uses Hatley Castle as Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. 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: [through the intercom] Attention K-Mart shoppers, we have a weather update for you. After those smoldering tropical highs, our next forecast will be for cooling temperatures, with a very high case of sudden showers.
[turns on the sprinkler, drenching Bentley and the commandoes]
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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What Do I Have To Do?
Written by Christopher Hall / Jim Sellers / Walter Flakus / Andy Kubiszewski
Performed by Stabbing Westward
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Die Hard for Kids
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Like Ozzie says when it's getting wrong: 'We have a Die Hard situation'. But its Die Hard for kids, a thousand bullets, without anyone getting hurt, no swearing and no sex. See it on video, it's for anyone above 10 and PG? I think not, parents could be very bored watching this. I myself (28) enjoyed it.


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