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Director:
Writers:
Ben Coccio (writer)
Christopher Coccio (writer)
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Release Date:
23 January 2004 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to. See more »
Plot:
Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to. See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Cal Robertson ... Calvin Gabriel

Andre Keuck ... Andre Kriegman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serataren Adragna ... Prom Goer

Melissa Banks ... Victim

Josh Bednarsky ... Josh (as Joshua Bednarsky)
Rachel Benichak ... Rachel Lurie
Chelsea Cipolla ... Victim
Christopher Coccio ... Chris Kriegman

Carmine DiBenedetto ... Victim
Victoria Everman ... 1st Library Victim
Joe Falco ... First Poet

David Futernick ... Student
Alyssa Goodin ... Student
Ryan Janowski ... Student
Derrick Karg ... Victim
Gerhard Keuck ... Andre's Father
Johanne Keuck ... Andre's Mother
Tyler Knowlin ... Teen Poet
Bobby Moreau ... Librarian
Greg Murphy ... Prom Goer
Amy Nemeth ... Student

Samantha J. Phillips ... 911 Operator (as Samantha Philips)
Sarah Pilla ... Victim
Madelyn Robertson ... Cal's Sister
Pam Robertson ... Cal's Mother
Steve Robertson ... Cal's Father
Michael Omar Walters ... Victim

Directed by
Ben Coccio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Coccio  writer
Christopher Coccio  writer

Produced by
Richard Abramowitz .... executive producer
Adam Brightman .... executive producer
Ben Coccio .... producer
Barney Oldfield .... producer
 
Original Music by
Benji Cossa 
 
Cinematography by
Ben Coccio 
 
Film Editing by
Ben Coccio 
David Shuff 
 
Production Design by
Courtney Jordan 
 
Set Decoration by
Courtney Jordan 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Shuff .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Christopher Coccio .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charolette Curtis .... grip
 
Other crew
Trevor Gribble .... video to film transfer
 

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Runtime:
USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Trivia:
No professional film cameras were used in the making of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene dated July 31, 2000, Cal is shown going to the orthodontist to have his bottom braces removed. However, in the first scene, dated June 23, 2000, you can clearly see that Cal's bottom teeth have no braces when he moves in to speak into the camera.See more »
Quotes:
Calvin Gabriel:Uhh... we've also experimented with duct taping shrapnel to the outside... and, as far as it's effectiveness, uhh... we can't say anything because we're not testing any of them and we won't be using them until Zero Day.
Calvin Gabriel:So if you really wanna know you might wanna... ask a survivor.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
VolcanoSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
In high school, you're told you can do anything you put your mind to., 5 October 2008
Author: moviewizguy from United States

High school friends Andre Kriegman and Cal Gabriel declare war on their classmates and plan a terrifying assault on their high school. As they begin the deadly countdown to their final act of revenge, the two start a video diary to explain their feelings and chronicle their mission.

There is another similar movie like this, called "Elephant." Why do I bring this up? To compare the two films, of course. I have to say, even though I liked "Elephant," this is a much better film. What's the difference, you ask? Well, for starters, this is shot differently, much along the lines of "Cloverfield," "Blair Witch Project," and "Diary of the Dead." This makes the movie all the better because it's much more painfully realistic.

But what won me over was how the movie was willing to show the "other side of the story." You get to know these two shooters, unlike "Elephant." I actually cared for one of the shooters and could understand their actions and why they did what they did. This movie actually makes you feel sympathetic to these people and that's a good thing because it's not always black and white.

To be honest, this is why I almost cried in this movie. The characters are real human beings with logic and reasons behind their actions. You get to understand them. It's not like they want to kill people for attention. Overall, this film is emotionally gripping and very haunting and much better than "Elephant."

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