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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 ... 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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Box Office

Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,324
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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: Shoot them, Viktor! Shoot them in the bum!
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Referenced in Detention: An Afta' Skool Special (2004) See more »

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Be True to your school
4 May 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Detention has Dolph Lundgren former army ranger and now history and gym teacher getting stuck with supervising Detention on his last day of school. Lundgren is kind of disillusioned with teaching and surely babysitting for some of the worst motivated kids in his school is one find sendoff.

However on this day after 3:00 pm the school figures prominently in the plans of Alex Karzis and his gang of criminal misfits to pull off a robbery of drugs confiscated by the police. There's even crooked cops in on it.

Between Lundgren's kids and Karzis's gang it's quite the struggle. The whole scheme is something you might find in a Mel Brooks film and in the case of Karzis he never figured some folks would be staying after school or it would be someone like Lundgren. It's like an episode of the old A-Team series.

In the spirit of that old show, you might enjoy this rather goofy film.


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