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R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
A teenage outcast (Shanley Caswell), her friend (Josh Hutcherson), a nerd (Aaron David Johnson), and other students face terror from a serial killer who targets high-school students.

Cast: Josh Hutcherson , Shanley Caswell , Dane Cook , Spencer Locke , Aaron David Johnson , Jan Anderson , Parker Bagley , Will Wallace

Director: Joseph Kahn

Genres: Horror, Comedy

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Detention (2011)

Release Date: April 13th, 2012|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • The high school comedy/drama morphs into a slasher movie, then morphs into a time-traveling/body-switching/world's-about-to-end science fiction story. Everyone on the set must have been chugging Mountain Dew between takes. I suspect that the editor was hooked up to an IV of the beverage. show more

  • It's as if the TV character Dawson directed "Heathers," or another one, Parker Lewis, remade "Scream." Who'd have guessed that would be a can't-lose idea? show more

  • Moves at an absurd pace and dares anyone above 25 to keep up, yet the stream of genre-hopping jokes and sight gags makes the movie an entertaining ride. show more

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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Detention,' 'Total Recall'

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Eric Larnick on Jul 30th, 2012 12:48PM

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Detention" What's It About? Josh Hutcherson leads a teen cast (plus Dane Cook?!) in an over-the-top horror slasher that involves everything from time...

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