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The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)

A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea of ... See full summary »

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Charles Braverman

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Noah Jubelirer (teleplay), Jeffrey Bloom (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Derek
Lori Loughlin ... Christie
Kiefer Sutherland ... Victor
Joe Spano ... Bob Grootemat
Darren Dalton ... Scottie
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... Mule
Don Michael Paul ... Collin
Gary Riley ... Barnwell
Billy Zane ... Les
Danny Nucci ... Willie
Danny De La Paz Danny De La Paz ... Carlos
Jim Haynie ... Sheriff
Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan ... Pastey
Perla Walter Perla Walter ... Maria
Walter Brown Walter Brown ... Coach
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A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea of "watching people", but things quickly get out of control. "Brotherhood of Justice" turns out to be another gang of violence. Derek wants to stop it but it is too late, so he takes responsibility for it and gives himself to the law. Written by Liz Chen <lchen@net.com>

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In this town if you deal or steal, you die... That's a promise from the Brotherhood. See more »


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Danny De La Paz who plays the gang member Carlos in this film reprises a very similiar role he played in the movie Boulevard Nights. Music from that film can be heard during his confrontation with Keanu Reeves. See more »

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When Derek grabs his brother Willy out of the shower after discovering drugs in Willy's wallet, you can see Willy wearing underpants. See more »

Quotes

Christie: You think everything is that easy. You just hop in your little sports car and you forget it all. You've had your whole life handed to you on a silver platter. Everything comes easy for you. It's easy for you to get into Harvard, you're captain of the football team, you've never had to work. And now all of a sudden you go around picking on people because you think you're chosen; you're going to decide who's good and who's bad.
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High School Vigilantes
21 August 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Santa Lucia High School has a real problem with juvenile delinquents. They're making it bad for the rest of the student body. After an inspirational talk from school principal Joe Spano, a group consisting of student government leaders and jocks decide to do something about it.

Keanu Reeves and his friends form something called The Brotherhood of Justice. They've got access to information that local law enforcement doesn't have and they make use of it accordingly. They know who all dope dealer, thieves, and bullies are and the Brotherhood deals out their own brand of justice accordingly.

Problem is that the members of this secret little fraternity start to use if for their own ends. It leads to some serious consequences for all concerned.

This made for television film was the first notice both Keanu Reeves and Kiefer Sutherland got. This was before the Bill&Ted films for Keanu and the first Young Guns for Kiefer. Both of them show a charisma that was apparent back then. No doubt wither of them would become stars.

Also Lori Loughlin of Full House and Billy Zane who was Leonard DiCaprio's nemesis in Titanic had some supporting roles.

The specter of vigilantism is always beneath the surface in society. There is certainly a great temptation to make matters in your own hand. The Brotherhood of Justice is not a great film, but not a bad one either and a bit above the average drama geared toward the teenage crowd.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA) See more »

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