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A handful of high-school students struggle to make it through senior year without dying in this manic satire of teen-themed slasher flicks and youth comedies. Riley (Shanley Caswell) is a clever but cynical social outcast at Grizzly Lake High School, and she's the unrequited love object of Sander (Aaron David Johnson), who is even less popular and more sexually frustrated than she is. Meanwhile, ironically named hipster Clapton (Josh Hutcherson) is head over heels for Ione (Spencer Locke), a beautiful but self-obsessed cheerleader. All four are waiting out their final year of high school, but it's anyone's guess if they'll see graduation, as a serial killer known as CinderHella is on the loose and preying on Grizzly Lake's student body. The principal (Dane Cook) is certain CinderHella is a disgruntled student and figures he can keep the prom from turning into a bloodbath by putting the likely suspects in all-day detention on the day of the big dance, but obviously that doesn't go as he planned. Meanwhile, various students struggle with shape-shifting, contract flesh-eating diseases, discover time travel, and fall victim to a gang making porn videos on school grounds. Directed by Joseph Kahn (who makes an uncharitable reference to his own directorial debut in the early reels), Detention received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 13, 2012


Josh Hutcherson
as Clapton Davis
Spencer Locke
as Ione
Dane Cook
as Principal Verge
Walter Perez
as Elliot Fink
Erica Shaffer
as Sloan
Daniel Negreanu
as Male News Reporter
Will Wallace
as Riley's Dad/Doug Jones
Jesse Heiman
as Nerd
Mason Richardson
as Toby T
Tiffany Boone
as Mimi
James Black
as Mr. Cooper
Richard Brake
as Billy Nolan's Dad
Ryan Heinke
as Dork
Aaron Albert
as Young Principal Verge
John Reha
as 1992 Nerd
Aaron Perilo
as Male Student #1
Arthur Darbinyan
as Dr. Murdoch
Justin Smith
as Red


Joseph Kahn
Joseph Kahn
Christopher Probst
David Blackburn
Greg Tharp
Justin Smith
Associate Producer
Daniel Negreanu
Associate Producer
Josh Hutcherson
Executive Producer
Justin Riemer
Tarah Paige
Lin Oeding
Criscilla Crossland
Roy Knyrim
Makeup Special Effects
Larry Zience
Second Assistant Director
Sasha Adkinson
Extra Casting
Chris Watts
Special Effects Supervisor