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Detention (2003)

A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Paul Lynch (story), John Sheppard (as D.J. Sheppard)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Sam Decker
Alex Karzis ... Chester Lamb
Kata Dobó ... Gloria Waylon
Corey Sevier ... Mick Ashton
Dov Tiefenbach ... Willy Lopez
K.C. Collins ... Hogie Hogarth (as Chris Collins)
Mpho Koaho ... Jay Tee Barrow
Larry Day ... Earl Hendorf
Jennifer Baxter ... Margo Conroy
Danielle Hampton Danielle Hampton ... Alicia Roberts
Nicole Dicker Nicole Dicker ... Charlee Turkle
Joseph Scoren ... Viktor
Mif ... Alek
Roy Lewis Roy Lewis ... Lyle Neeson
Shawn Roberts ... Corey Washington
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Storyline

Hamilton High is no place for a teacher who cares. Teacher Sam Decker doesn't care anymore. He's quitting. Sam marks his last day in the battleground of public education by getting saddled with the detention class after hours, playing warden to a pack of rebellious students, the worst troublemakers in school. But Hamilton High is about to become an all too real battleground when a well-organized group of killers armed with automatic weapons and explosives invade the supposedly deserted school after hours to use it as an operating base for meticulously planned armored car robbery. Led by the brilliant and sadistic Chester Lamb, the invaders are surprised to discover Sam and the kids from the detention room are still inside the school. The hunt is on as the killers ruthlessly stalk the teacher and students through the school's halls and classrooms, while Lamb tracks them on the surveillance cameras, turning the school's security system against his prey. Sam and the kids band together ... Written by Anonymous

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A Teacher Must Take On The Terror. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thirteen years later, Dolph would play a similar teacher-turned-action hero role in Kindergarten Cop 2. See more »

Quotes

Chester Lamb: Don't go away mad, Earl, just go away.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Written by Orion Curiel and Justin Philips
Published by The Union Label Group
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I like it!
20 January 2011 | by crystalartSee all my reviews

I'm not sure where this genre got it's start. 'Blackboard Jungle'? It's also reminiscent of Tom Berenger's 'Substitute 1' and '2'.

Dolph's lean, and in top form, as he takes on recalcitrant students and a gang that's bent on taking over the high school.

The gang members have lots of strangely colored hair, assorted tattoos and body piercings, if you like that sort of thing, but when they shoot they can't seem to hit anything.

I especially enjoyed watching the thug on a motorcycle in a high school hallway who could neither catch nor hit with a machine gun a cripple running away in a wheel chair.

Grab the popcorn and settle back for an hour and a half of not too serious fun.


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