The Regis School, a specialized prep school for rich boys, is taken hostage by an elite squad of commandos headed by the son of a South American drug czar who is in prison. He vows to kill one student each day until his drug-lord dad is released. The students decide to risk their lives in a deadly campaign to stop him. Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS) stars in this film based on the novel by William P. Kennedy.
Daniel Petrie Jr. - Screenwriter, Producer, mid '80s-mid '90s, son of Daniel, Sr
T. E. Russell - Actor/"Trespass"
Keith Coogan - Actor/screenwriter: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE/EDDIE
Keith Mitchell - Actor/screenwriter: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE/EDDIE
Sean Astin - Actor, THE GOONIES, RUDY
David Koepp - Screenwriter/Producer
Mason Adams - American Film and Television Actor, LOU GRANT
Andrew Divoff - American Supporting Actor
Wil Wheaton - American actor, STAND BY ME/NEVERLAND
R. Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Ronald Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
George Perez - Latin-American actor
Denholm Elliott - British character actor, A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Louis Gossett Jr. - African American actor, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
Lou Gossett Jr. - African American actor, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its wealthy students hostage. The villain and his group of deadly mercenaries, however, haven't taken into account one important thing: just how tough these kids can be in a crisis. Teenager Billy Tepper and his pals rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy -- by any means necessary...
Released theatrically in the USA April 26, 1991. Color by Continental.
"...Genuinely novel....A crisp, suspenseful thriller..." - 04/26/1991 New York Times, p.c15
"...It's amusing to watch this oiled machine work..." - 04/26/1991 USA Today, p.4D