Dangerously Close (1986)

Dangerously Close (1986)

Taglines: At Vista High there’s a thin line between being cool and getting caught.

Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and quite possibly American society, of what they deem to be its undesirables because of ethnicity, politics, etc. Our hero recruits a teacher and some other “less desirable” classmates to undermine the elitists, and, naturally, things get quite violent.

Dangerously Close was a 1986 action thriller film directed by Albert Pyun. The film was noted at its time of release for being part of a wave of teen vigilante films in the 1980s exploring the United States right wing jingoism that was gaining popularity.

The film features music from The Smithereens, who sang the film’s theme song, “Blood and Roses,” Black Uhuru, Green on Red, TSOL, Lords of the New Church, Lost Pilots, and Michael McCarty.

Dangerously Close Movie Poster (1986)

Dangerously Close (1986)

Directed by: Albert Pyun
Starring: John Stockwell, J. Eddie Peck, Carmen Argenziano, Carey Lowell, Karen Lorre, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gerard Christopher, Debra Berger
Screenplay by: Scott Fields, Marty Ross
Production Design by: Marcia Hinds
Cinematography by: Walt Lloyd
Film Editing by: Dennis M. O’Connor
Set Decoration by: Piers Plowden
Art Direction by: Bo Johnson
Music by: Michael McCarty
Distributed by: Cannon Films
Release Date: May 9, 1986