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Demolition High (1996)

A high school is taken over by terrorists with deadly far reaching intentions but one heroic, resourceful student decides to take the fight right to them.

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Jim Wynorski

Writer:

Steve Jankowski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Lenny Slater
Alan Thicke ... Slater
Dick Van Patten ... General Wainwright
Jeff Kober ... Luther
Melissa Brasselle ... Tanya
Kimberley Roberts Kimberley Roberts ... Stacy
Trey Alexander Trey Alexander ... Eddie
Richard Styles Richard Styles ... Warshack
Gerrit Graham ... Mr. Vogel
Stacie Randall ... Dugan
John Henry Richardson ... Hawkins (as Jay Richardson)
Tony March Tony March ... Boomer
Tony Grande Tony Grande ... Weasel
Michael Meyer Michael Meyer ... Officer Hayes
Dean Wein ... Officer Williams
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Storyline

When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their part on the other side. Written by Greg Patterson <patte007@bama.ua.edu>

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A high-voltage thriller!

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza en el instituto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

"Demolition High" (1996) is referenced twice in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film "Magnolia" Two of the characters in the film desperately want to win parts in "Demolition High". See more »

Goofs

When the reporters are questioning Chief Slater when he initially pulls up to the school, none of the microphones they are using are connected to anything. The microphones are clearly ones that require a wire connection to a recording device. See more »

Quotes

Luther: Looks like I will have to go loco on your butt.
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Followed by Demolition University (1997) See more »

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Very bad, but somewhat amusing.
7 December 2004 | by spongebob218See all my reviews

The only thing worth watching this movie for is to see what a really bad movie is. The principal has a gun in his desk, a cop leaves his wounded partner in the middle of the street, and Corey Haim has a bowl cut. The only thing that would make this movie worse is if Corey Feldman was there also, but alas, I was left disappointed. I think they filmed this movie in the same school they used for Big Bully. I don't know whats worse, knowing that, or admitting to watching Big Bully. I did however learn that you can use a fire extinguisher to launch calligraphy pens like blow darts. I need to try that sometime. I give this movie a .053 out of 10, for the clever use of a fire extinguisher.


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