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.
In some markets, the film lasted only a week in cinemas.
Dorian Newberry: You like Kurt Vonnegut?
Steve Clark: I don't get it.
Dorian Newberry: Haven't you ever wanted to just disappear, lunch boy? Poof, you're gone? You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're *really* stupid.
In the early classroom scene with Mr. Rooney, the word "tomorrow" is misspelled as "tommorrow" in "Tomorrow's Assignment" on the chalkboard. It's doubtful that an arrogant English teacher would misspell this word.
Voices at the end of the credits say Main Commands of Dr. Caldicott's Program: "Let the light get into you... yes, slowly". BETTY CALDICOTT: "Meet the musical little creatures that hide among the flowers". LORNA LONGLEY: "Treat yourself".
DVD version features 11 deleted scenes, including an alternate ending where Gavin meets a different fate than the theatrical ending.
$7,007,714 26 July 1998