Light It Up | 1999

Drama, Action
A neglected high school in Queens, New York. A favorite teacher is suspended. Suddenly, six disparate students--a student council member, a punk rocker, a hustler, a star basketball player, a gangbanger and a gifted ...more

Cast

... Lester Dewitt

Actor

... Officer Dante Jackson

Actor

... Stephanie Williams

Actor

... Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone

Actor

... Ken Knowles

Actor

... Rodney J Templeton

Actor

... Lynn Sabitini

Actor

... Robert 'Rivers' Tremont

Actor

... Principal Armstrong

Actor

... Captain Monroe

Actor

... Audrey McDonald

Actor

... Arturo Orosco

Actor

Company

Production Company

Bruce 'BJ'

Production Company

Chicago Fire Department

Production Company

Chicago Police Department

Production Company

City of Chicago

Production Company

Synopsis

A neglected high school in Queens, New York. A favorite teacher is suspended. Suddenly, six disparate students--a student council member, a punk rocker, a hustler, a star basketball player, a gangbanger and a gifted artist--are bound together in a battle none of them ever imagined they would fight. The students barricade themselves inside the school. As the police, media and eyes of the country zero in on the sensational crisis, the students realize for the first time in their young lives that their voices might actually be heard. The question then becomes, "What do they have to say?" What quickly escalated from a simple protest to a hostage situation takes a startling turn as the students stand their ground and make a statement. After a lifetime of injustice over which they've had no control, the students use their negotiating power to ask not for money, nor to gain immunity, but to demand their right to receive a decent education.

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