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Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.


Brian Ging


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Credited cast:
Nick Tagas Nick Tagas ... Will Nash
Jon Carlo Alvarez Jon Carlo Alvarez ... Chance Holden
Giovannie Espiritu ... Amanda Hunter (as Giovannie Pico)
Chris Ratti Chris Ratti ... Ian Blake
Ryon Nixon Ryon Nixon ... Jason Clark
Matthew Gudenius Matthew Gudenius ... Caleb Neal
Jennifer Noble Jennifer Noble ... Kristy Palmer
Daniel Timko Daniel Timko ... Brandon Holden
Eric Nygard Eric Nygard ... John Bailey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vonn Scott Bair ... Mr. Paulson
Terry Boero Terry Boero ... Teacher (911 call)
Patrick M. Brady Patrick M. Brady ... Donald Nash (as Patrick Brady)
Brandon Brizendine ... Walsh Blake
Larry Brown Larry Brown ... Robert Williams (Talk Show)
Rob Farrel Rob Farrel ... Steve Sanders (Talk Show)


Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.

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A realistic story about high school bullying in a post-Columbine world...


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Release Date:

June 2004 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The party that John Bailey goes to is at "Randall Pink"s house. This is a reference to Dazed and Confused (1993) a favorite film of Director Brian Ging. See more »


References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Written by Paul MacLachlan
Performed by Paul MacLachlan with Alan Roble
Courtesy of Neveragain Recordings
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What an excellent film.
14 March 2007 | by Joe_GonzalesSee all my reviews

What a fantastic movie, it's hard to believe that this was the first feature ever directed by Brian Ging. I hope to see more work out of him soon. I truly hope that more films like this are taken seriously by Hollywood, because this film deals with todays issues. It's not all sugar and spice and everything nice in todays schools. This film shows the true gritty nature of America's youth and their ability to be cruel and unmerciless to those that they feel are beneath them. This film should send up red flags and numerous messages to not only current students but to also parents, administrators and the general public and it should hopefully spur drastic changes in the current system. Mr. Ging's message in this film is loud and clear, now it's up to the rest of the world to decide whether or not they're going to listen and pay it any mind. I hope that the world gets the same chance that I did to view this film, so that they too become educated to what is going on today in our schools.

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