Light It Up (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Melodrama, Teen Movie, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Noted R&B artist and producer Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds served as executive producer for this tough urban drama. After a shooting incident in a neglected inner-city school leaves a police officer wounded, a group of students holds the cop hostage, in a desperate effort to force improvements to their school. The cast includes another R&B hitmaker, Usher, as well as Forest Whitaker, Vanessa L. Williams, and Rosario Dawson.

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high-school, hostage, police-officer, shooting [crime], inner-city, urban