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Detention (2012)

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Cancel your future and check out DETENTION, a hipster, teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. The road to graduation is never an easy one, but standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school's student body. As the clock ticks and the bodies pile up, the likely suspects are embroiled in a race against time to stop Cinderhella and ultimately save the world... if only they can get out of detention.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Video Release: July 31st, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2199, 11/23/2011)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer, High School Hell, Graduation, Prom, Unbelieving Police, Surprise Twist, Intertitle, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Teenage Slasher, Horror Comedy
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Detention Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Riley Jones

Supporting Cast

Josh Hutcherson    Clapton Davis
Dane Cook    Principal Verge
Spencer Locke    Lone Willis
Parker Bagley    Billy Nolan


David Johnson   
Will Wallace   

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Production and Technical Credits

Mark Palermo    Screenwriter
Joseph Kahn    Screenwriter
Joseph Kahn    Producer
MarryAnn Tanedo    Producer
Richard Weager    Producer
Vernon Reaser    Executive Producer
Clayton Reaser    Executive Producer
David Kang    Executive Producer
Josh Hutcherson    Executive Producer
Robert Abramoff    Executive Producer
Greg Tharp    Co-Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 31st, 2012

July 31st, 2012

According to, the best selling new release of the week is a catalog Blu-ray release. Not only that, it is a double-dip. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the aforementioned Blu-ray double-dip: Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition. It looks better than the previous edition, it has more extras, and it is really cheap. Forever Marilyn is a great Blu-ray and is also excellent value for the money. Finally, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV. 'Nuff said. So which one is the pick of the week? Honestly, I can't decide. Call it a three-way tie. More...

Will Limited Releases Earn a Perfect Score or Get Detention?

April 13th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, but few of them are earning overall positive reviews. In fact, only Monsieur Lazhar and Post Mortem are earning reviews above 80% positive, although Here is close to that mark. Additionally, the PG-13 cut of Bully is also coming out this week and it should be the biggest hit out of all of the limited releases. More...

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