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Masterminds (1997)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bentley
... Ozzie
... Principal Maloney
... Miles (as Brad Whitford)
... Jake
... Helen
... K-Dog
... Melissa
Michael MacRae ... Deroy
... Ollie
Earl Pastko ... Captain Jankel
... Marvin
Michael David Simms ... Colonel Duke
... Ferret (as David Paul Grove)
... 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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Rated PG-13 for violence included in a children hostage situation, and for language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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$1,014,606, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,890,472, 7 September 1997
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The film made only 76 pounds on it's UK cinema release, making it the lowest box-office taking of 1998. See more »

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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 »

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Raif Bentley: You know, I'm not a violent man but I really do think I'm going to have to kill someone here.
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Written and Performed by Tumbleweed
Courtesy of Polydor Records Australia
Under license from PolyGram Pty Limited
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Flawed but enjoyable Die Hard clone
5 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

'No good kid' Ozzie takes his young stepsister to school, and winds up in a hostage of the school by head of security Rafe Bentley (Patrick Stewart from Startrek / X-men). As Ozzie says himself: We got a die hard situation here people!

Thank goodness Ozzie is some sort of (computer)whizkid (apparently learned it from his dad) and sabotages the bad guys in many ways. Now, this computer thing is going way out of hand, with him infiltrating in the Pentagon (or something) in the beginning of the movie and his dad touching 2 keys and immediately infiltrates in the bad guys files... You also see the obligatory flickering 'NO ACCESS' and stuff like that... but who cares!

Near the end the movie loses it's touch a bit with a chase in the sewers (or something) and Patrick Stewart claiming to be a Manchester United fan... one of the worst scenes in movie history, I must admit.

But for 'one of the worst movies ever' (as it's sometimes called), I thought the movie was highly enjoyable. Flawed yes, far-fetched sure, but still...

Final score: 5/10.


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