Release dateMay 9, 1986 WriterScott Fields, Marty Ross (screenplay), Marty Ross (story), John Stockwell GenresAction Film, Drama, Thriller, Action Thriller CastJohn Stockwell (Randy McDevitt), John Edward Peck (Danny Lennox), Carey Lowell (Julie), Bradford Bancroft (Krooger Raines), Don Michael Paul (Ripper) Similar moviesRelated Albert Pyun movies
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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.
At an elite school, a group of students who call themselves The Sentinels begin terrorizing their socially undesirable classmates. Soon, one of their targets ends up brutally murdered. An editor of the high school paper begins to investigate and The Sentinels become even more ruthless in their behavior.
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 received a wide release in North America on May 9, 1986 grossing $1,180,506 its first week, falling to $474,260 in its second week.