Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bang Bang You're Dead|
Actors: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney, Jane McGregor
Director: Guy Ferland
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
The story of Trevor Adams, a high school student who has previously threatened his school with a bomb, and the teacher who gives him a chance. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: NR Release Date: 27-JAN-2004 Media Type: DVD
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Clap...or Cry ?
Chris Altenbach | Colorado Springs, CO USA | 11/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At my new High school (Wasson) in Colorado Springs, we just watched Bang Bang, Your Dead in health class. Wasson has played this movie to everyone that has gone there for years. Anyways, when the movie was over, I didn't know whether to clap, or to cry. When it was over, everyone just stared in awe. I don't know if I'm crazy if I say its the best movie I've every seen. It has exactly everything to do with high school years and real life. I wanted to cry at the end because I knew a lot of kids in my school are suffering from the same topic shared in this movie. I recommened this movie is shown to EVERY sudent entering highschool. I know for sure I will buy this movie and show it to my friends. It has changed my life."
A Very Good Movie Concerning School Shootings
J | NY | 06/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From seeing this movie on Showtime a couple of years back, I thought that this movie was very good, especially in how it depicts how that potential shooter sees the world and especially his high school.
This movie is based on the play that existed pre-Columbine(as a matter of fact, the play was created as a reaction to the Springfield, Ore. shootings that occured in 1998) and I think that it can teach people a lot of things that concerns schools in this era.
In sumnation, I think that this movie, along with "Zero Day" should be required viewing by kids, parents and especially school officials around the world."
WOW! You must see this remarkable film!
EliteLamo | Manhattan Proper | 04/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was perusing through various reviews, and saw all this christian, God/Satan nonsense, so I don't know where all that rubbish is coming from, but wow, oh wow, oh wow, this was such a rush, wickedly paced, edge of your seat with your mouth on the floor, brilliantly acted, well orchestrated ensemble cast, and stellar directing. Loosely based on the stage play by William Mastrosimone, this holds it's own in a genre not entirely saturated, but where this kind of film exist on various levels. Gus Van Sant's 'Elephant' is too artsy-fartsy, and 'Zero Day', while superb, was too realistic as it's entirely shot on camcorders. Bang, Bang, Your Dead, combines all of the movies about high school dilemmas and shootings, which hit so close to home, it's terrifying.
Ben Foster (30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog) plays Trevor Adams, readjusting to the first day of school after having to attend summer school because of a bomb threat the previous year. All, teachers and students alike, are suspicious of his return. Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) plays a cunning, dark role as the leader of the outcast anarchist aptly named 'The Trogs,' and Tom Cavanagh plays the role perfect as his video/drama school teacher who believes in Trevor and sees something others would by ignorance, never see.
What really makes this movie absolutely spectacular is the way it flows so freely from one scene to another: from Trevor making his home videos, to his interaction with law enforcement and teachers, to his being picked on and bullied by those ignorant, one tracked football jocks, and his finding perhaps solace in a beautiful girl and yet he manages along the way to capture moving images of the reality of HIS existence and the brutal savagery of the sports masses and the psychological trauma of the youth that are unfortuntely the brunt of their fun. The movie touches on the important subjects of what most large, inner city and suburbian high schools go through. How their sports programs are far more important than the safety of the students, and how bullying in ALL ITS FORMS, can be tormenting to young adults, which they can carry on their whole lives. It shows every single side of the situation and that in itself is a very important element.
I must say to you in all honestly, put this on your next que or immediately purchase this, it is truly an experience which you wont soon forget!!
Jacqlyn C. Maitre | TN, USA | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its not very often that you get a movie that really make you think about yourself and your surroundings, this one does. You never realize how bad things can get till they get there, often times. This movie should be shown in every classroom, in every school in the US. It is the best movie I've seen in my life. We watched it in my drama class, preparing to do the play, it was the only movie we ever watched where nobody spoke throughout the entire film. At the end we sat there, pondering what we had just seen, thinking about the people in our school, in our class, in ourselves. Some were on the verge of tears, I know I was. Even the teacher didn't move, we sat there through the credits, after the tape went off, as it began to rewind itself. Not one word uttered, not one motion in a High School classroom. That never happens, but that day it did. If you have a child, watch it with them. If your a teacher, show it to your class. This movie is highly under-rated. It is truly art, and when was the last time we said that, and meant it?"