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Home Room (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 12 April 2002 (USA)
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A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.

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Paul F. Ryan

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Paul F. Ryan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Busy Philipps ... Alicia Browning
Erika Christensen ... Deanna Cartwright
Victor Garber ... Det. Martin Van Zandt
Raphael Sbarge ... Det. Macready
Ken Jenkins ... Police Captain
Holland Taylor ... Dr. Hollander
Arthur Taxier ... Mr. Browning
James Pickens Jr. ... Principal Robbins
Constance Zimmer ... Assistant Kelly
Richard Gilliland ... Mr. Cartwright
Roxanne Hart ... Mrs. Cartwright
Agnes Bruckner ... Cathy
Nathan West ... James
Theodore Borders ... Terrance
Ben Gould Ben Gould ... Doug
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Storyline

The aftermath of a high school shooting leaves Deanna Cartwright seriously wounded and nine others dead, including the perpetrator. Det. Martin Van Zandt is assigned the unenviable task of investigating the crime and finding someone to hold responsible. His attention settles on Alicia Browning, a darkly troubled outsider who, as the only person present throughout the entire incident, is both the key witness and a possible suspect. Further complicating her isolated existence, Alicia's high school principal compels her to pay a reluctant visit on the still-hospitalized Deanna. Privileged and popular, Deanna differs dramatically from the alienated Alicia. Yet, beneath an upbeat appearance, she is struggling desperately with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack. Over the next few days, united by nothing more than their common suffering, the two young women form an unlikely friendship to cope with the tragic events that threaten to overwhelm them. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

A senseless tragedy. An unlikely friendship. A search for answers.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barátnők a bajban See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,467, 5 September 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,216, 11 September 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Homeroom LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While taking Deanna home from hospital her father switches through the stations and one of the songs that plays briefly is "I don't like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats, which was inspired by the Cleveland Elementary School shooting in 1979. See more »

Goofs

When Principal Robbins opens the locker for Detective Van Zandt, the locker has a keyed combination dial on it. When Van Zandt slams the locker shut, the dial is missing and there are holes in the door where it was moments before. See more »

Quotes

Alicia Browning: All they'll have left to tell you is the unholy truth: that kids just die. And babies die too. It just happens. So you live with it
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Great movie that deals with Columbine issues.
18 January 2005 | by Movie Hound VideoSee all my reviews

This movie is so misunderstood it is not even funny. If you think of seeing this one for the shootings.. stay clear. This one deals with the effects and trauma that the survivors must endure. Even the detectives are seeking the answer we all do...WHY? Fantastic acting from the two leading ladies as we see how those we ignore are affected by the very same things we are affected with. Yes the language is harsh at times, but it suits the characters well. There are some loose ends left or unanswered, but all movies have these. The major issues are dealt with and this movie makes a major statement about how all of us adults feel after such major incidents. Highly recommended for teens and adults.


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