|Directed by||Mark L. Lester|
|Written by||Mark L. Lester, Tom Holland|
|Company||United Film Distribution CompanyCitadel FilmsCitadel Films|
Fresh out of smalltown Nebraska, idealistic music teacher Andy Norris (Perry King) arrives for his first day at the inner city Abraham Lincoln High School, and almost immediately clashes with Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten) - drug dealer, racketeer, pimp, psychopath and pupil. The lawsuit-wary headmaster (David Garner) always gives the students the benefit of the doubt, the juvenile officer (Al Waxman) has his hands tied by ineffective laws, and Stegman knows exactly how to play the system to his own advantage. Yet as Norris keeps interrupting the criminal activities of Stegman's gang, and - even more gallingly - refuses to let Stegman play in the school band, the tension between them mounts, until Norris' pregnant wife Diane (Merrie Lynn Ross) is drawn into the conflict, leading Norris to decide it is time that Stegman and his delinquent friends be taught a hard, hard lesson.
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