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Animal Room (1995)

R | | Drama , Thriller
Cynical and intelligent Arnold Mosk, a known drug user, is put into a disciplinary program at his high school meant for the seriously disturbed where he becomes the main target of the psychopathic Doug Van Housen and his gang.

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Craig Singer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Payne Bell Ryan Payne Bell ... Pink
Dechen Thurman Dechen Thurman ... Hinge
Eddie Malavarca Eddie Malavarca ... Porky
Matthew Lillard ... Doug Van Housen
Lori Heuring ... Shelly
Brian Vincent ... Eddie LeMaster
Neil Patrick Harris ... Arnold Mosk
Stephen Pearlman ... Principal Jones
Joseph Siravo ... Dr. Rankin
Pamela Kramer Pamela Kramer ... Teacher 1
John Digaletos John Digaletos ... Teacher 2
Madison Arnold Madison Arnold ... Older Guard
Paula Stevens Paula Stevens ... Teacher 3
Gabriel Olds ... Gary Trancer
Scott MacCann Scott MacCann ... Gary's Friend
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Storyline

Exasperated over their lack of viable solutions to problem students and growing school violence, teachers and school administrators institute a trial program whereby they can lock away those kids who "don't fit into the mainstream profile." Brainy malcontent Arnold Mosk - despite strenuous objections from his school counselor - is labeled a trouble student and herded into the program for dropping acid to escape his problems, both those at school and at home. While old friend Gary Trancer tries to reconnect with and support Arnold, sociopath Doug Van Housen takes cruel delight in leading his gang of violent school thugs to torment and bully those around him, especially Arnold, leading to tragedy. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Echoing Alarms of Clockwork Orange

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, strong language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Misfits make a cameo in this film as themselves although Singer Michale Graves is lip synching to a Kryst The Conquerer song with vocals by Jeff Scott Soto. See more »

Quotes

Arnold Mosk: It's truly amazing how you consistently amuse yourself by annoying others.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Dr. Phibes Rides Again
Performed by The Misfits
Courtesy of Cyclopean Music and The Misfits
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At least Amy Vincent has nothing to be ashamed of.
20 March 2004 | by allengaryk-2See all my reviews

Punk-worshipping writer/director does pretentious remake of "Clockwork Orange". After trundling along for several hours, film ends. Sadists gain loads of new whack material. Tarantino's shelf remains undusted.


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