The Boys Club
The Boys Club ★★ 1996 (R)
Teens-in-trouble film is given a tough core by first time director Fawcett. Excitement-craving 14-year-olds Kyle (Zamprogna), Eric (Sawa), and Brad (Stone) spend all their free time at an abandoned shack at the outskirts of their small town. Only one day they discover it occupied by gun-pointing criminal Luke Cooper (Penn), who tells the boys he's actually a good cop who's been shot and is on the run from some bad cops. The boys are willing to buy into the story at first but Cooper is quick to show his psycho colors, taking Eric hostage, and precipitating a violent finale. 92m/C VHS, DVD . CA Christopher Penn, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa, Dominic Zamprogna, Nicholas (Nick) Campbell, Jarred Blanchard; D: John Fawcett; W: Peter Wellington; C: Thom Best; M: Michael Timmins.