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Detention (2011)

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As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

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Joseph Kahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Woods ... Taylor Fisher
Logan Stalarow Logan Stalarow ... Taylor's Little Brother
Julie Dolan ... Taylor's Mom
Shanley Caswell ... Riley Jones
Daniel Negreanu ... Male News Reporter
Will Wallace ... Riley's Dad / Doug Jones
Josh Breeding ... Hipster Thief
Marco Garcia Marco Garcia ... Janitor
Josh Hutcherson ... Clapton Davis
Mickey River ... Punk
Jesse Heiman ... Nerd
Joseph Keane Joseph Keane ... Metro (as Joe Keane)
Percy Daggs III ... Jock Kid (as Percy Daggs)
Parker Bagley ... Billy Nolan
Marque Richardson ... Toby T. (as Marque Richardson II)
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Storyline

This comedy/horror movie centers about a group of teens who go to Grizzly Lake High School. When one of their classmates is killed by someone dressed up as 'Cinderhella' (a character from a popular horror movie), they all fall under suspicion, but when they all get detention, they try to work out who it is. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Detention Films (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clapton's fear of a Biff-type bully and the use of a time machine are a reference to Back to the Future. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Taylor Fisher: I'm Taylor Fisher and I'm a bitch - beauty, intelligence, talent, charisma, hoobastank.
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Crazy Credits

Just past six minutes into the film, cast and crew names appear on, and replace the names of, various brand products, while also appearing in or on various items such as broken plaster, money, toilet paper, an iPod, a door placard, a school jacket, a fire alarm, etc. See more »

Connections

References Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fear of a Black Planet
Performed by Public Enemy
Written by Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, and Chuck D
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The Absolute Best Movie from the Sea Int'l Film Festival
19 March 2012 | by jillayneSee all my reviews

I have been waiting for this movie to go into wide release since being in the audience at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival when the director brought this film to town. The entire theater was packed and I don't know of a single person who was not having a blast. The film grabs you from the beginning and you're hanging on to the arms of your chair until the end. I'm not talking about horror...I'm talking about the sheer PACE of the movie.

The film is VERY fast-paced. So fast that when the audience was cracking up from a line or a scene, the next scene had already started and we missed the first several lines. It took me about 15 minutes to adjust to the pace, kind of like when you watch an Irish film it takes the same amount of time to figure out What ppl are saying and then once your brain gets into the groove, you're off.

I would describe this film as a mash up of Heathers, Donnie Darko, and The Breakfast Club on acid, with a Red Bull soda chaser. Super fun, destined to be a classic.

I wonder if they've waited for a release so that Josh Hutcherson can become a super mega star via The Hunger Games, in order to boost revenue. Not. A. Bad. Plan.

Go see this movie. You're welcome.


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