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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

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Cast

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Eric Deulen ...
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Jordan Taylor ...
Jordan
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Carrie
Nicole George ...
Nicole
Brittany Mountain ...
Brittany
Alicia Miles ...
Acadia
Kristen Hicks ...
Michelle
Bennie Dixon ...
Benny
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Nathan
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Mr. McFarland
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Mr. Luce
Ellis Williams ...
GSA Teacher (as Ellis E. Williams)
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A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget. Written by Anonymous

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An ordinary high school day. Except that it's not.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, brief sexuality and drug use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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14 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Elefante  »

Box Office

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,229,210 (France) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$1,227,000 (USA) (26 December 2003)
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Much of the film was improvised. See more »

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When Nathan and Carrie are signing out, Nathan says 'excuse me miss,' once, then when it cuts to the black screen the same audio plays again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. McFarland: What? Hey! Where are you going? Come here.
John McFarland: Oh, my God, Dad.
Mr. McFarland: Get in the car. You're gonna be late for school. Come on.
John McFarland: Mom's gonna kill you.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, No. 2 Moonlight - Adagio Sostenuto
(1800-01)
Traditional
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, Inc.
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The movie that made me create an IMDb user name
29 July 2004 | by (Southeast) – See all my reviews

For many months I have been just reading others' reviews, not really caring about any movie enough to write a review. This movie, though, was the one that finally made me do it and here is my first review. It was so bad...

This has to be the most shallow, unrealistic, boring, pretentious film I have seen in my life. Where do I start?

Why is it shallow? First of all, how does anyone, besides Eric and Alex contribute anything to the plot. The constant flash-backs (Memento style) do nothing for the plot. Why does it matter that John's dad is a drunkard? Why does it matter that Eli loves photography? Why does it matter that Michelle is a nerd? These people are just there and they contribute nothing to the movie. We don't feel anything about them - neither pity, nor affection.

Why is it unrealistic? What kind of a dumb ass (John) knows that there is about to be a massacre in his school and just warns 5 kids? Any normal person would run straight to a cop or a teacher and call 911. He just runs around feebly warning some people. Then when he finds his dad, the two of them sit calmly in front of the school and John asks "Where did you go" in the most "as-a-matter-of-fact" manner I have seen. Then when the shots start people hear them and are "Oh gosh what was that?" and do NOTHING about it. When they find out, they just run around without warning anyone (the girl in the bathroom). The two killers are seen before they start shooting (the janitor) and no one does anything. Michelle sees two guys with two guns each, but just says Hey, you guys, you can't..." What the heck? no screaming, no nothing? In addition, no one in high school picks on nerds so they can hear them or throw papers at them. This is not frickin middle school, give me a break.

Why boring? Simply because there is a approximately a grand total of 100 lines of dialogue in a 100+ min movie. Tha rest consists of fake and weak intellectual efforts.

Why pretentious? The lifeguard (the most insignificant character in the movie) walks for 4 minutes with Schopin in the background? How pretentious is that? The movie tries so hard to be intellectual, but falls flat.


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