On the Harrington High School in Ohio, the newcomer Marybeth Louise Hutchinson tries to befriend the outcast Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell. The quarterback Stan Rosado quits the football team and breaks off with his girlfriend Delilah Profitt, who is the editor of the school newspaper and head cheerleader. Zeke Tyler, who is repeating the senior year and sells drugs to the other students, has an argument with his teacher Elizabeth Burke. When the bullied Casey Connor finds a weird being on the football field, he brings it to his Professor Edward Furlong that finds that the unknown specimen lives in the water and has the ability of replicating. Later, Delilah brings Casey, who is the photographer of the newspaper and has a crush on her, to the faculty room to snoop around and find any evidence for a story, they need to hide in a closet when Coach Joe Willis and the teacher Karen Olson arrive. Delilah and Casey witness the coach and the teacher attacking Nurse Rosa Harper and they stumble ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(at around 7 mins) At the start of the movie, Coach Willis (Robert Patrick) is seen standing at the end of a long hall, then begins running down the hall in pursuit of Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth). The way he runs, and the way the scene is shot (cutting back and forth between Willis running and Drake trying to open the door) mirrors a similar scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), when the T-1000--also played by Patrick--is chasing the Connors and the T-800 down a long hall while they wait for an elevator to open. See more »
(at around 27 mins) When Mrs. Olson tells Casey and Stan that Mrs. Brummel has cancer regarding her dissolving body in the previous scene, a good portion of the boom mic is quite visible at the top of the screen before zooming in on their faces. See more »
You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!
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During the cast pictures at the end, the science teacher who was 'killed' in the film is shown very much alive with a patch over his eyes and bandages over his fingers. See more »
Trailers include several scenes not present in the final theatrical release:
Piper Laurie's character breaks the glass of a door;
Casey tosses a chair at Mr. Furlong when he attacks the students in class;
after Mr. Furlong's death, Casey looks out the window and Stokely asks the question "Isn't this usually the point where someone says 'let's get the hell out of here'?". Casey responds instead of Stan.
Gabe says "This is some weird shit." But he only says, "This is some weird..."
Coach Willis pops up behind Delilah in the faculty closet.
One of the teacher's finger turns into a tentacle while holding a coffee cup.
Coach Willis yelling: "There's no way to run!"
Coach Willis locking a door or a gate and then saying: "Now We're gonna have some fun!"
Gabe saying, "But I'm gone".
Mr. Tate holding up Venus and sticking her to the wall & then saying: "Where are your friends?"
Robert Rodriguez's spirited sci-fi/horror hybrid is one for the books, even if solely for rekindling the 'alien invasion' genre during the '90s. Taken over by alien parasites, this time it's high school teachers who can't be trusted anymore with a small group of students – amongst them soon-to-be famous faces of Josh Hartnett and Elijah Wood – discovering the terrifying truth. Kevin Williamson splendidly has his way with stereotypical teenagers in a clever script stuffed with titillating genre references. All performances are outstanding - particularly Robert Patrick eats up every scene he's in - and the K.N.B. Effects Group delivers some of their best work, mixing CGI with traditional monster mayhem. Even with its plot-twists revealed after a first time viewing, this one's worth revisiting.
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