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On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant. When a popular teacher is suspended, a few students protest. Jackson, a new security guard, gets tough. In a scuffle, Jackson's wounded with his own gun and a student takes him hostage. A few kids join in, for various reasons. An ineffective policewoman tries to mediate as the police plan an assault, the kids demand improvements to the school, the media pick up the story, and Jackson turns sympathetic. But are too many forces in motion for the students to stay in control? Written by
Written by Bink (as Roosevelt Harrell), Beanie Sigel (as Dwight Grant), Az (as Anthony Cruz)
Performed by Az (as AZ) & Beanie Sigel
Produced by Bink for One Shot Deal Entertainment, Inc.
AZ appears courtesy of Yab Yum Records/Elektra
Beanie Sigel appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group See more »
I found this movie to be preachy and unrealistic. It tries to be a movie showing kids fighting against the system, but it doesn't even present a positive solution. I guess I didn't feel really for the kids. I totally can understand what their gripes were and I know how poor the state of schools are, but I found their solution and the way the outside dealt with it to be a big bunch of phooey. If this comes on TV, don't waste your time. Watch Short Circuit again for the 235th time.
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