Light It Up


1h 39m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A neglected high school in Queens, New York. A favorite teacher is suspended. Suddenly, six disparate students--a student council member, a punk rocker, a hustler, a star basketball player, a gangbanger and a gifted artist--are bound together in a battle none of them ever imagined they would fight.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Teens
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

A neglected high school in Queens, New York. A favorite teacher is suspended. Suddenly, six disparate students--a student council member, a punk rocker, a hustler, a star basketball player, a gangbanger and a gifted artist--are bound together in a battle none of them ever imagined they would fight. The students barricade themselves inside the school. As the police, media and eyes of the country zero in on the sensational crisis, the students realize for the first time in their young lives that their voices might actually be heard. The question then becomes, "What do they have to say?" What quickly escalated from a simple protest to a hostage situation takes a startling turn as the students stand their ground and make a statement. After a lifetime of injustice over which they've had no control, the students use their negotiating power to ask not for money, nor to gain immunity, but to demand their right to receive a decent education.

Crew

Donald Joseph Abbinanti

Hairdresser

John W Ahlgren

Other

Reina Sullivan Alexander

Accounting Assistant

Serena Altschul

Other

Kwame Amoaku

Production Assistant

Gina Avery

Assistant

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Chris Bartlett

Song

Maeyen A Bassey

Production Assistant

Frank Battaglia

Special Effects Assistant

Terry Baughman

Best Boy

Michael Beavers

Carpenter

Michael Beck

Special Effects Assistant

Andrt Benjamin

Song

Stephani Bennett

Song

Anne Berger

Assistant Director

Roger M Berkley

Electrician

David A Best

Other

Kate Best

Makeup Artist

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Paul Bianco

Swing Gang

Jane Blank

Set Costumer

Big Boi

Song

Boinski

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Craig Bolotin

Screenplay

James Bolt

Rerecording

Wendy Bonn

Other

Kevin P. Boyd

Video Playback

Wendy Greene Bricmont

Editor

Sergeant Charles Brougham

Technical Advisor

Eadra Brown

Hair Stylist

Lashan R Brown

Assistant

Richard Brown

Key Rigging Grip

Alexander Budhan

Editor

David Burk

Assistant

Michael Burmeister

Location Manager

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Travis Busenbark

Grip

Michael L Butkovich

Other

Robert Byrnes

Medic

Carmen Caputo

Carpenter

Chris Carey

Gaffer

Shannon Carey

Assistant Editor

Donald C Carlson

Camera Operator

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Mary J Carlson

Script Supervisor

Robert Carlson

Assistant Director

Paul A Cascio

Camera Assistant

Steve L Cassettari

Electrician

Jason Catania

Best Boy

Al Cayne

Song

Mike Chapman

Song

Harold Chattin

Carpenter

John P Clancy

Medic

Helmer Clausson

Swing Gang

Gloria Coffey-sharrieff

Costumes

Christopher M Collar

Dolly Grip

Joseph P Connelly

Best Boy

Michael Connor

Assistant

Blake Cornett

Assistant

Ted Corso

Electrician

Jeff Corveau

Stunts

Sean Coughlin

Set Production Assistant

Gregory L Crisman

Carpenter

John Crisman

Other

Carlos Crume

Production Assistant

Anthony Cruz

Song

Johnny Culley

Assistant Property Master

Slimm Cutta-calhoun

Song Performer

Merrilee Dale

Assistant Production Accountant

Xavier Dale

Accounting Assistant

William Danaher

Apprentice

Gerrit Dangremond

Camera Operator

John Darmour

Costume Supervisor

Bridget D Davis

Coproducer

Elliot Davis

Other

Elliot Davis

Director Of Photography

Roy Dean

Other

Charles Del Greco

Special Effects Assistant

Mike Del Greco

Grip

Scott H C Delsener

Assistant Director

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Location Manager

George Disalvo

Special Effects Assistant

Dave Utah Doemland

Swing Gang

Jeff Duerwachter

Swing Gang

Helena Echegoyan

Coproducer

Kenneth Edmonds

Song

Kenneth Edmonds

Executive Producer

Tracey Edmonds

Producer

Leslie Anne Engel

Production Coordinator

Chad Erickson

Costumes

James Evans

Editor

Joe Evreniadis

Electrician

A Fields

Song

James Fierro

Stunt Coordinator

David Finney

Other

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Joey Fishman

Electrician

Shara Fleming

Assistant

Daniel Flynn

Other

George A Folmer

Electrician

Joe Gajewski

Dolly Grip

Graham Gangi

Set Production Assistant

Pedro Neel Garcia

Video Assist/Playback

Timothy Garcia

Location Assistant

Raymond Gardner

Carpenter

Genaro Garza

Other

Darius Gatlin

Craft Service

Deandre Gatlin

Craft Service

Will Gatlin

Craft Service

Robert Gau

Other

Jim Gaudio

Other

Michael D. Gianneschi

Assistant Property Master

Damon Glaspie

Set Production Assistant

Dana E Glauberman

Assistant Editor

Michael Glorioso

Carpenter

Nicholas E Godden

Production Assistant

Tim Gomillion

Other

Ivn Gotti

Song

Ivn Gotti

Song

Russell A Green

Set Production Assistant

Gavin Greenaway

Music Conductor

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Ron Grenko

On-Set Dresser

Adam Griswold

Best Boy

Daniel E Haase

Other

Harry Haase

Other

Joseph Haase

Other

Timothy S Hale

Camera

P L Hallin

Apprentice

Jim Handley

Electrician

Dave Hansen

Craft Service

Roosevelt Harrell

Song

Tim Harris

Production Assistant

Donna R. Harrison

Casting Associate

James Haworth

Electrician

Jerome Haywood

Stunts

Rory Herbster

Best Boy Grip

Tara Hickey

Set Production Assistant

Shari Lynn Himes

Assistant

Chuck Hodes

Photography

Lun Yi Hodges

Hair Stylist

Jennifer Holbo

Production Assistant

Kevin Howe

Assistant Director

Yolanda Hunt

Casting Associate

Jeffrey Hurt

Special Effects Assistant

Sung Hwang

Production Assistant

Mort Hyatt

Electrician

Tony Intravartolo

Grip

Steve Jablonsky

Music

Greg Jackson

Assistant Camera Operator

Harry P Jackson

Special Effects Assistant

Matthew A Jahnke

Electrician

Eva Jensen

Other

Charles Jimenez

Grip

Lester A Johnson

Special Effects Assistant

Rick R Johnson

Assistant Director

Tonya Johnston

Song

Michael Joyce

Other

Don Julien

Assistant Director

Dave June

Other

Ron Kane

Foreman

Mark Kaspar

Props Assistant

Brian Keller

Electrician

Brian Kelly

Grip

Brian Kelly

Electrician

Ian David Kelly

Song

Robert J Kelter

Other

Kevin M Kenny

Special Effects Assistant

Sharon D King

Casting

Rodman Kiser

Special Effects Foreman

Wayne Kiser

Other

R. J. Kizer

Foley Editor

Holly Knight

Song

Darlene R Komar

Extras Casting Assistant

John Kroll

Carpenter

Kelly Krotine

Camera

David Kulczycki

Dialogue Editor

James Lacey

Makeup Assistant

Daniel Lamantia

Carpenter

Michael Lange

Best Boy Grip

Andrea L Larsen

Assistant Production Accountant

John A. Larsen

Sound Supervisor

Gina Lazare

Special Effects Assistant

Richard Lederer

Assistant Director

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

David A Leonard

Set Production Assistant

Richard Lexsee

Stunts

Cliff Lissner

Other

Cliff Lissner

Set Production Assistant

Stacy Logan

Stunts

Irving Lorenzo

Song

Brian Loving

Song

Tom Lowell

Stunt Coordinator

David Lucarelli

Adr

Helmut Luchs

Key Grip

Wayne Lurz

Swing Gang

Mel P Mack

Assistant

Clifford A Mahaney

Set Costumer

Daniel Maldonado

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Teens
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Completed shooting February 9, 1999.

Limited release in Australia May 4, 2000.

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2000

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2000

Began shooting November 21, 1998.