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Detention (I) (1998)

 -  Drama  -  March 1998 (USA)
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After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and ... See full summary »

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William Walmsley
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Louise Germain
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Davey
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Tony (as Kirk Kelley-Kahn)
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Julie
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Tracey
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Maria
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Willie
Forest Denbow ...
Joey
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Ms. Nunca
Steve Fromholtz ...
Teacher's Rep
Lee Ritchey ...
Principal Weaver
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Moss
Rene Moreno ...
Gonzales
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After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an environment of disrespect and lack of discipline. He becomes close to the arts teacher Louise and to the smart and abused student Joey. When he saves Louise from a sexual assault of the student Davey, Louise and him are sued by Davey's family lawyer; then Davey's girlfriend beats Louise. The upset Walmsley lures, drugs and kidnaps Joey and six troublemakers of his class and brings them to his isolate real estate in Alpine, Texas. When the seven students wake up, they are naked and caged in cages with electric fences. When Walmsley arrives, he advises that his class will begin, and any disrespect or lack of discipline will be duly punished, and shots Joey to make clear his intentions. And the class begins. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong language, some nudity and violence
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Louise: What are they, crazy?
The Temp: : They prefer goofy.
Louise: So does Pluto, from what I hear.
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Worth watching
2 December 2003 | by (Livermore, CA) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that this did not turn out to be what I expected it to be. It was actually better. The script is well done and provides enough substance to make it worth watching. For the most part it is a believable story. The acting is not bad for the relatively unknown cast. If you are looking for something different, this is it.


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