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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
The topical story of a group of high school students who form a protest when they become fed up with their school's poor conditions. After a shot is accidentally fired and a police officer is wounded, the resulting stand-off results in a media frenzy that pits the dirt-digging media against the well-intentioned students.

Cast: Usher Raymond , Forest Whitaker , Rosario Dawson , Robert Ri'chard , Judd Nelson , Fredro Starr , Sara Gilbert , Clifton Collins Jr.

Director: Craig Bolotin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Light it Up (1999)

Release Date: November 10th, 1999|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At all times, the audience believes that it's watching something that really could happen. show more

  • 75
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    A tough little hostage thriller with crackling dialogue, surprising intelligence and an emotional wallop. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Heartbreaking and sometimes dazzlingly effective, the film still has flaws -- most of them in a too-often-maudlin script. show more

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