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Home Room (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 12 April 2002 (USA)
A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.

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Alicia Browning
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Deanna Cartwright
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Det. Martin Van Zandt
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Det. Macready
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Dr. Hollander
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Mr. Browning
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Principal Robbins
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Mr. Cartwright
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Cathy
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James
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Terrance
Ben Gould ...
Doug
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The aftermath of a high school shooting leaves Deanna Cartwright seriously wounded and nine others dead, including the perpetrator. Det. Martin Van Zandt is assigned the unenviable task of investigating the crime and finding someone to hold responsible. His attention settles on Alicia Browning, a darkly troubled outsider who, as the only person present throughout the entire incident, is both the key witness and a possible suspect. Further complicating her isolated existence, Alicia's high school principal compels her to pay a reluctant visit on the still-hospitalized Deanna. Privileged and popular, Deanna differs dramatically from the alienated Alicia. Yet, beneath an upbeat appearance, she is struggling desperately with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack. Over the next few days, united by nothing more than their common suffering, the two young women form an unlikely friendship to cope with the tragic events that threaten to overwhelm them. Written by Anonymous

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A senseless tragedy. An unlikely friendship. A search for answers.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Barátnők a bajban  »

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In his book "Schlock Value," film critic Richard Roeper discusses this film as a prime example of what he calls a "lost film" - a movie (often excellent) which does not get strong enough backing from the studio and is either swept aside or goes straight to video. See more »

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When Principal Robbins opens the locker for Detective Van Zandt, the locker has a keyed combination dial on it. When Van Zandt slams the locker shut, the dial is missing and there are holes in the door where it was moments before. See more »

Quotes

Alicia Browning: What did you put in this?
Deanna Cartwright: Potassium chlorate. It'd kill you before you hit the ground.
Alicia Browning: So it's faster than smoking.
Deanna Cartwright: You made a joke.
Alicia Browning: Yeah. And it took a lot out of me. So, don't expect another one. Come on.
Deanna Cartwright: [pause] If it makes you feel any better, it wasn't a very good joke.
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References ABC News Nightline (1980) See more »

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Sweet Surrender
Written by Sarah McLachlan
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Big wow!
2 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My children just happened to stop at this movie the other night and as things started to play out it really piqued my interest. I had to head out for bowling league so I had them record it for me on the dvr so I could watch the rest later. Well I just got done watching it and the front of my shirt must be soaked after crying buckets. It was an excellent movie even though I could almost feel the pain and anguish these girls were experiencing. And I never in a million years would have guessed the reason why Alissia had gone from this beautiful girl to an anti-social goth. This was probably WHY my shirt was soaked because I've experienced that same pain that Alissia was feeling. I too would not have sought out this movie, but I'm sure glad I saw it. Very moving, very touching. Great for those who love a good drama or tear-jerker.


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