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Detention (2003)

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A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.

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Hamilton High is no place for a teacher who cares. Teacher Sam Decker doesn't care anymore. He's quitting. Sam marks his last day in the battleground of public education by getting saddled with the detention class after hours, playing warden to a pack of rebellious students, the worst troublemakers in school. But Hamilton High is about to become an all too real battleground when a well-organized group of killers armed with automatic weapons and explosives invade the supposedly deserted school after hours to use it as an operating base for meticulously planned armored car robbery. Led by the brilliant and sadistic Chester Lamb, the invaders are surprised to discover Sam and the kids from the detention room are still inside the school. The hunt is on as the killers ruthlessly stalk the teacher and students through the school's halls and classrooms, while Lamb tracks them on the surveillance cameras, turning the school's security system against his prey. Sam and the kids band together ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some drug content | See all certifications »
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5 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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The screenplay had originally been written in 1993, with Paul Lynch intending to direct. See more »

Quotes

Chester Lamb: Don't go away mad, Earl, just go away.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Performed by Shades of Culture
Written by Orion Curiel and Justin Philips
Published by The Union Label Group
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Not bad, in fact... The venue was exploited well
9 October 2012 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

I mean the school premises and its different rooms like chemistry class, assembly room, long passageways... And selection of actors was better than in most low-budget action movies - apart from Dolph Lundgren, there were some other outstanding personalities (Alex Karzis, Kata Dobo).

In spite of constant gunshots-bursts that almost never hit, and neurotic activities, the scenes began to develop and make sense as the movie went on. And the good ones had their tragic as well. Thus, as a whole, Detention-movie was not totally blunt and predictable, although several actions lacked logic and looked ridiculous (not Lundgren-related, however). But if you have 1,5 hours to kill and not fond of flaking out in front of screen, then this movie is just OK. Not a profound experience, but a kind of violent entertainment.


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