A 2005 comedy film directed and co-written by Josh Stolberg.
The film tells the story about a group of diverse students at Brooker High who had enough of bully for a principal, Donna Weller, when she announces thats shell run for State School Superintendent. They must gather enough attention to prove to the citizens of Wellers methods against the student body and what could mean for the rest of the state.
Not to be confused with a Kim Wilde song of the same name.
Tropes used in this film:
- All Crimes Are Equal: All School Violations Are Equal. Weller treats any form of rebellious nature as this.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Charlotte explains at the pep rally that fashion would be the next target in Weller's campaign to stamp out their freedoms.
- Big Man on Campus: Holden Donovan... hey, it takes balls to rally your peers against a bully for a principal.
- Bullying a Dragon: The student body opts for this against Weller.
- Determinator: The students never give up on their war against Weller and it pays off.
- High School: The primary setting.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Their voices are meant to be heard, no kidding.
- Loophole Abuse: Weller obviously knows the First Amendment cause it doesnt mention schools using censorship, since congress are the ones who are subjected. The students also find another: there isnt a law that states it's illegal to call the people about the issue and tell them about their problems, including the news media.
- Kid Has a Point: The students hate their principal for a reason
- No One Gets Left Behind: Theres strength in numbers for a reason.
- Rousing Speech: Lawrence gives this one to the group while at the hospital.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Holden Donovan and Will Ducker both opt for this.
- Serious Business: These students take their fight and mean it, even if it means vandalism.
- Sexy Surfacing Shot: Charlotte surfacing from the pool in a red bikini, a Shout-Out to the famous scene from ''Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: The Word of God, aka Josh Stolberg, explains he was reading about three cases where students were suspended for their actions.