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R | | Drama | 13 February 2003 (USA)
On the last day of school, two bullied teenagers decide to take revenge on their tormentors.

Director:

Uwe Boll

Writers:

Robert Dean Klein, Uwe Boll (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Prochnow ... Harold Lewis
Michael Paré ... Will Prat
Patrick Muldoon ... Ryan Brennan
Kett Turton ... Daniel Lynne
Elisabeth Moss ... Robin Walters
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Mrs. Jones
Clint Howard ... Artie Lynne
Brendan Fletcher ... Ricky Herman
Lochlyn Munro ... Reporter
Maeve Quinlan ... Becky Schultz
Elisabeth Rosen ... Dara McDermott
Will Sanderson ... Frank
G. Michael Gray ... Wex Presley
Kevin Mundy ... Tommy Bruno
Michael Belyea Michael Belyea ... Barry Schultz
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Storyline

On the last day of school, two bullied teenagers decide to take revenge on their tormentors.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Violent Lesson... Deadly Learning. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug use, sexuality and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Trust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ron Howard said he personally enjoyed the film calling it "A very sobering, thought provoking film" See more »

Quotes

Barry Schultz: We're not those kind of guys!
Daniel Lyne: What kind of guys? Guys that decide to stop taking abuse. Guys that take control of their own lives? What kind of guys are we, Barry? Me? I'm the kind of guy whose father likes to laugh at him when he comes home with cuts on his face... if he isn't to busy putting new ones on himself. Then I get to go to school and smear shit on myself. And you? What kinda guy are you? The kinda guy whose father walks out on him when he is still on shortpants. The kinda guy who ...
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Connections

References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

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Walk On By
Written by Peter Ries & Charlemaine
Performed by Charlemaine
Published by FMM Music Publishing
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What's our legacy? We saw, we came, we got p*ssed on weekly?
6 August 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I do not know of any other director that has generated so much hatred. There are petitions on the net calling for Uwe Boll to never direct again. Is he really that bad? I am viewing this film, recommended as a good example of his work, with that in mind.

The film did an excellent job of showing the motivation behind the actions of the boys. The rape of the disabled girl was no different than the physical and psychological abuse of the two boys by the jocks. It was a violation of privacy and of their bodies.

But, it wasn't just the two boys or the girl who was raped, there was also other plots going on involving teen pregnancy, pressure to have sex, and unfair teachers. Would there be more than two people to explode on the last day? The end result was very predictable and a cautionary tale of what is allowed by school officials and the result of overpopulated schools.

Bottom line: this was an interesting and engaging movie and Uwe Boll did a very good job of telling the story.


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