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Masterminds (1997)

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Trapped in a school in which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

Director:

Roger Christian

Writers:

Floyd Byars (story), Alex Siskin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Bentley
Vincent Kartheiser ... Ozzie
Brenda Fricker ... Principal Maloney
Bradley Whitford ... Miles (as Brad Whitford)
Matt Craven ... Jake
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Helen
Jon Abrahams ... K-Dog
Katie Stuart ... Melissa
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... Deroy
Callum Keith Rennie ... Ollie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Captain Jankel
Jason Schombing ... Marvin
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Colonel Duke
David Avalon ... Ferret (as David Paul Grove)
Akiko Morison ... Janet
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Oz, a rebellious teenager who just got expelled from his preppy school returns for one final prank. But as he goes to the basement to set things up, he stumbles upon a security consultant, former school employee, that just took the entire school hostage for millions in ransom. Oz must rely on his youth and love for pranks to outwit the devious criminal mastermind. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The criminal mastermind of the century just met his match...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence included in a children hostage situation, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie made only seventy-six pounds sterling on its U.K. cinema release, making it the lowest box-office taking of 1998. See more »

Goofs

When Ozzie uses the computer in Shady Glen's computer room, the scene is reused from the start of the film. (When he's "hacking" the website.) See more »

Quotes

Ozzie: Take another step! You'll regret it.
[Happy Boy #7 takes a step]
Happy Boy #7: Now what are you gonna do about it?
Ozzie: You know, coal is still one of our most abundant natural resources.
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Biscuit Barrel
Written and Performed by China Drum
Courtesy of Mantra Recordings
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Seen the movie several times and love it
13 May 2002 | by xoxma_alexSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie on cable, and loved it. After that i saw it a few more times, and each time noticed a little someting more new. Adults (over 25) may think of this as a foolish or dull movie, but it was not targeted towards them. It was targeted towards the high schooler who wishes something like this could happen so that he could feel better about himself. Each individual part is very well acted, and adjusted to work with the acting styles of the other actors. The harmony among the actors is impresive to say the least. V. Kartheizer is an actor that very few have heard of, but the work he does is outstanding. If you are looking for a movie to see on a friday night, this is it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smart Alec See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,014,606, 24 August 1997

Gross USA:

$1,935,539

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,935,539
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Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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