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.
Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger, the song that plays as James Marsden and Katie Holmes escape the asylum, is also the theme tune to the British comedy series Peep Show.
Gavin thinks some sinister force has taken over the Cradle Bay meatheads.
Steve: A sinister force?
Rachel: You know, evil. Nowhere to turn, no one to trust, altogether ooky.
In the Yogurt Shoppe, Trent's hand goes from one of Steve's shoulders to the other and back again.
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".
German version is cut for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating.
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