There is no malicious insanity as the students are stripped of individuality. This was not contemplative and there is a total lack of tension. One of the co-writers of this was Aziz Ghazal who later committed a murder/suicide.
Anyway this was nondescript, not catastrophic just astoundingly dull. There is fateful foreshadowing and TPTB have an infallible touch for getting things wrong. There is dated tech, stalking, pay phones and Madsen’s ex (Wilder) lurks. Just don’t bother.
“Don’t cross me John. This school is your last chance.”
“Real friendly people you got around here.”
“This place smells of success.”
“Did you hear something?”
“Somebody’s tuition cheque must have bounced.”
“My whole theory is inbreeding.”
“Brotherhood of eternal knowledge.”
Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Kyle Chandler and Titus Wlliver feature. Tony and the six must escape negative reactions. This was okay and done with aplomb despite being deeply unrealistic and full of desperate ravings and tedious old men.
“They’re over the walls.”
“If you shoot one person they’re gonna kill every single one of us in here.”
“Reassemble the shreds.”
“Provide them with maps to the Turkish border.”
“Worst place you can think of.”
“A 20 million dollar ‘Star Wars’ rip-off.”
“A town of 4 million people. All of whom chant ‘Death to America’ all the live long day.”
“If you are detained, the Agency will not claim you.”
“They’ll kill you long before prison.”
“John Wayne’s in the ground six months. This is what’s left of America.”
“If you are detained for questioning, they will bring in someone who knows that.”