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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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One attempt to get it off the ground was in 1993, from producer Robert Frederick under his MVP Entertainment banner. See more »

Quotes

Chester Lamb: It's like a temp agency for midget criminal minds.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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does justice to nowaday violence
12 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is focused rather on the growing contemporary youthful violence in America: take notice how these youngsters act when they got a gun and how they kill people with ease. I don't think this film in 80's would be with kids as bad guys like this(i don't know but they seem to me as kids). It's hard to say that's a bad film, it's not so effective, almost no plot, no twists (there's really a problem with screenplay) but in spite all of that,its interesting entertaining guilty pleasure B-movie with always charming DOLPH LUNDGREN. According to plot and superior Furie's direction i hope Direct Action will be little comeback for Lundgren.


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