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Demolition High (1996)

R | | Action | Video 28 May 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.


Jim Wynorski


Steve Jankowski




Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Lenny
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


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

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Did You Know?


In a 2017 interview, Jim Wynorski talked about working with the late Corey Haim: "Corey Haim was a nice kid who was totally fucked up in the head. You could see the path he was going down even then. I wish I could have turned him around. But I had to have a paid babysitter with him all the time. Believe it or not, he had to have a babysitter. The kid was in his early 20s and still didn't have it figured out yet." See more »


After being shot multiple times, the high school campus security guard falls to the ground where he dies. As he lay there, we can clearly see the Squib wiring that is used for the effect of being shot. It's lined through his left leg and protruding from his uniform pants. See more »


Lenny Slater: The pen is mightier then the sword.
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Followed by Demolition University (1997) See more »

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ohhh my!!!!
13 December 2005 | by MrKrazeSee all my reviews

I have seen bad films before, some really bad, some really awful, then there's this dreck. Why do I pan it so? Simple, the acting. Hell, I've seen better acting in cheapo amateur porn than was done in this film. Corey, Corey, Corey, man what a shame. Hey kids, here's absolute proof of how drug abuse destroys one's abilities forever. I was half expecting him to begin howling at the moon like the wolfman. And the clichéd terrorist's. Wow a sexy hot terrorist babe with ultra blood lust; hmm sounds like the female killer freak from Die Hard 3.How Original!!! Awful film, awful story, awful acting. Was it entertaining? Well, yeah kinda but it was because I kept laughing at all the bad acting.Problem was, it wasn't supposed to be a comedy. This was hideous film-making at it's worst.

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28 May 1996 (Germany) See more »

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