• Light It Up (1999)

Light It Up

Release Date: November 10th, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2000

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

Director: Craig Bolotin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures, Edmonds Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Underdog, Friend, Tense, Police officer, Revenge, School, Fall, Touching, 1990s, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 23
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    A shovelful of silly manure from the get-go. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    The protagonists of Light It Up seem strangely tender and vulnerable, and the movie, if heavy-handed at times, does a remarkable job of making their plight moving. show more

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserChicago Tribune

    This is a good-hearted movie that unfortunately is wildly implausible and makes no sense. show more

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