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Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)

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A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.

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Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)

Writer:

Larry Golin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Jason Copeland (as Rick Schroder)
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Aaron Sullivan
Katie Wright ... Samantha Eckert
Alexis Cruz ... Frankie Rodriguez
Patrick Malone ... Travis McGill
Pat Finn ... Mr. Kroft
Troy Bryant Troy Bryant ... Matt Eckert
Renn Woods ... Mrs. McGill (as Ren Woods)
Henry Winkler ... Skip Fine
Michael Flynn ... Sheriff Randall
Kip Niven ... FBI Agent Brown
Curly Green Curly Green ... SWAT Commander Hansen
Christy Summerhays Christy Summerhays ... Margaret Fine
Marcia Dangerfield ... Mrs. Sullivan
Greg Kean ... Deputy Manners
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A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.

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Vengeance can be a deadly conviction. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostage High See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on the real-life story of Eric Houston, who went on a rampage at his former high school in Olivehurst, California, in 1992. See more »

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Referenced in The Dirties (2013) See more »

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Outstanding Performances!
4 March 2005 | by xroadsflooringSee all my reviews

This is one movie that will never be forgotten in my mind. Rick Schroder commanded the screen with his performance, and the entire cast brought you into their terrified thoughts and feelings for 2 terrifying hours. A must-see movie for anyone willing to give up 2 hours of their time and a lot of tears!! I keep checking to see when it will come on again, so that my husband can watch it with me. Don't get up for anything when you finally get the chance to watch it, or you will miss something. The only thing I wish they had done was give us a little more background into Jason's past high school experiences. Whether it was at the beginning of the movie, or in flashbacks. That would have made him just a little more "Connectible" to the audience. But it was a fantastic movie all the way around! BRAVO!!!


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