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Summary: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant. When a popular teacher is suspended, a few students protest. Jackson, a new security guard, gets tough. In a scuffle, Jackson's wounded with his own gun and a student takes him hostage. A few kids join in, for various reasons. An ineffective policewoman tries to mediate as the police plan an assault, the kids demand improvements to the school, the media pick up the story, and Jackson turns sympathetic. But are too many forces in motion for the students to stay in control?
Runtime: 99 min
Rating: Rated R for language and violent content.
Production: Fox 2000 Pictures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 13, 2000
Director Credit
Craig Bolotin Director
Writer Credit
Craig Bolotin Written By
Cast Credit
Clifton Collins Jr. Robert 'Rivers' Tremont
Forest Whitaker Officer Dante Jackson
Frank Dominelli Sgt. Tortino
Fredro Starr Rodney J. Templeton
Gaddiel Otero Arturo Orosco
Glynn Turman Principal Allan Armstrong
Jennifer Say Gan Intel. Officer #2
Judd Nelson Ken Knowles
Reggie Theus Intel. Officer #1
Robert Ri'chard Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone
Rosario Dawson Stephanie Williams
Sara Gilbert Lynn Sabatini
Usher Raymond Lester Dewitt
Vanessa Williams Audrey McDonald
Vic Polizos Capt. Monroe
Producer Credit
Bridget D. Davis Co-Producer
David A. Starke Co-Executive Producer
Helena Echegoyen Co-Producer
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds Executive Producer
Tracey E. Edmonds Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: