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Mark L. Lester's follow-up film to his Mark L. Lester is a rancidly violent peek at a near-future high school world of terror -- Mark L. Lester meet Mark L. Lester. In Lester's world, total anarchy rules (at least in Seattle). Classrooms are sinkholes of violence, and around the kill-zone high schools "Free Fire Zones" are set up that look like re-creations of Dachau. Rival youth gangs roam these areas with enough artillery for a second Vietnam War. The gangs' insane violence is exacerbated by a drug called Edge. When the Department of Educational Defense needs to supply new teachers, they look to a secret government agency headed by Dr. Bob Forrest (Stacy Keach) who sends new teaching recruits (Pam Grier, John P. Ryan, Joshua Miller) to the beleaguered high school. These novice teachers are not your ordinary teaching-college graduates, however. They are "tactical education units" -- cyborgs reprogrammed to teach readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic. If the students don't learn their daily assignments, they learn an even bigger lesson -- learn or die. The strict disciplinarian robots compel the student gangs to unite and fight the new educational menace. Under the leadership of Cody Culp (Bradley Gregg), who has just gotten out of reform school and has seen that there is more to life than killin' and cuttin' and Edge, the punks take up arms against the cyborgs who are invading their high-school turf. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 1990


Bradley Gregg
as Cody Culp
Traci Lind
as Christine Langford
Malcolm McDowell
as Dr. Miles Langford
Stacy Keach
as Dr. Bob Forrest
Pam Grier
as Ms. Connors
Patrick Kilpatrick
as Mr. Bryles
John Ryan
as Mr. Hardin
Darren E. Burrows
as Sonny
Joshua Miller
as Angel
Sharon Wyatt
as Janice Culp
Jason Oliver
as Curt
Jill Gatsby
as Dawn
Sean Haggerty
as Reedy
Sean Gregory Sullivan
as Mohawk
Brent Fraser
as Flavio
Barry M. Press
as Gould
James McIntire
as Technician #1
David Wasman
as Guard
Linda Burden-Williams
as Secretary
Lee Arenberg
as Technician
Landon Wine
as Noser


Mark L. Lester
Mark L. Lester
Mark L. Lester
Screen Story
C. Courtney Joyner
Mark Irwin
Michael Hoenig
Composer (Music Score)
Derek Power
Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Conrad
Phil Peters
Art Director
Eugene Mazzola
Stanley Mann
Associate Producer
Lawrence Kasanoff
Executive Producer
Ellen Steloff
Executive Producer
Steve Karatzas
Set Designer
Eric Allard
Special Effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck
Special Effects
Cathy Henderson