Detention (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Apr 5, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Baltimore native Darryl LeMont Wharton scripted and made his directorial debut with this drama focusing on the problems confronting a group of black high school students held in detention one afternoon. Mrs. Deakins (Charisse Brown) is the instructor who gets the group to discuss their situations -- ranging from drugs and abusive parents, to pregnancy and homosexuality. Writer-director Wharton appears in the role of Langston. Shown at the 1998 Dances With Films Festival of the Unknowns (Santa Monica) and the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival (New York).

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detention, instructor, abuse, drugs, homosexual, pregnancy, student