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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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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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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 »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The clumsiness of the killer Cinderhella and the unwillingness of the cops to take Riley's story seriously echo Sidney's experience in the Scream franchise. See more »

Goofs

Ione and Sloan time travel by exchanging minds, with Ione's mind going into Sloan's body in 1992 and Sloan's mind going into Ione's body in 2011. However, Ione (in Sloan's body) somehow still has her mobile phone with her. 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 »

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Spoofs The Fly (1986) See more »

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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams
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9/10 - Not for Most people but if you get it you get it.
24 August 2012 | by Raglan22See all my reviews

I wasn't going to write a review but so many people on the boards don't seem to like the movie at all. Detention is a sharp, extremely fast paced parody/homage/comedy/slasher/WTF?!?! film for people who watch a LOT of movies. I honestly don't know if it would have been as enjoyable if I hadn't understood most of the references to teen culture, movies, bands and high-school life that peppered the movie every thirteen seconds, but I got more than a few and thought it was perfect.

The editing. Wow. The editing was certainly unique and I loved the jumps and cuts that kept the story moving far faster than most movies I've seen lately. It's probably not for everyone, but again that seems to be the consensus on the entire movie. The way the flashbacks were done was especially fun. I assume the director was responsible for how the film was edited and I'm going to hunt down everything else he's done and watch it now. Assuming he's been able to get money for anything else. I don't know if this was or will be a financial success. Josh Hutcherson should give it a bump in viewership but I don't know if the people who would want to see this will be able to find it. Hopefully it will become a cult hit over the next few years, circulating among folks who appreciate this kind of thing. Speaking of the acting - it was all spot on - exactly how you'd expect people in that situation to act :) Seriously though Hutcherson and Caswell were both very good, as were the supporting characters. The Bear did a fine job as well.

If I had to describe this movie I'd say it was a cross between Brick, Donnie Darko, and Not Another Teen Movie. Would I recommend it? To those of my friends I think would get it. Will I watch it again? Definitely.


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