Light It Up Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Light It Up the Movie

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Tedious hostage flick plays like a humorless "Breakfast Club" with guns. When their favorite high school teacher (Nelson) gets unfairly suspended, a group of fed-up students led by jock Lester (Raymond) stage a sit-in. After a confrontational security guard (Whitaker) is shot, the students take him and the crumbling school building hostage. The usual hostage situation mind games are played until the arrival of a police negotiator (Williams). The youngsters then appeal to the public through the use of the Internet, giving their side of the story and asking for public school reform. The young cast does a good job, but they can't make us believe the wildly inane chain of events.


Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL:, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Urban Drama, Hostage!, Teen Angst, Hell High School, Rebel With a Cause, Rent-a-Cop
Craig Bolotin
Forest Whitaker, Judd Nelson, Sara Gilbert, Rosario Dawson, Usher Raymond, Robert Ri'chard, Fredro Starr, Glynn Turman, Clifton (Gonzalez) Collins, Vic Polizos, Vanessa L(ynne) Williams
Elliot Davis
Craig Bolotin
Harry Gregson-Williams
20th Century-Fox

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