R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.
Near the beginning of the movie a classroom blackboard has tomorrow misspelled with 2 m letters as tommorow.
Hello, Lorna. How are you doing today, my dear?
Lorna Longley: Drop dead.
Gavin Strick: Contact.
When Steve finds and bonds with the janitor in the basement boiler room, Steve asks, "What the hell is going on around here?". In the janitor's explanation, he describes a fatal car crash. He says that 4 teenagers "got properly squiffed on Daddy's gin", but then moments later, while describing the crash, says that beer cans covered the road "as far as the eye could see".
If the opening credits are watched frame by frame, 2-3 frame bursts are seen that are relevant to the story. These depict the process by which Dr Caldicott performs his operation, including a shot of a slow moving needle and an eye that has been clamped open.
There are two different german versions: One with a "suitable for persons over 16" which is cut in several places and an uncut version with a "suitable for persons over 18" rating.
$7,007,714 26 July 1998