There is not a single original thought in "Light It Up," a ghetto-transplanted, hostage-situation "Breakfast Club" in which a mathematically diverse group of teenagers are trapped in their high school, keeping a lone authority figure under siege in the name of getting a little respect.
Written and directed by "Black Rain"-scripter Craig Bolotin, it pilfers its urban angst high school air from "Lean On Me," "187" and other good kids-bad school movies. Its paint-by-numbers plot points are lifted from hostage flicks like "Dog Day Afternoon" and "The Negotiator."
The plot: After a scuffle that ends with the on-campus cop (Forest Whitaker) getting shot in the leg, six students take over the school, holding the cop hostage and demanding improvements to their learning environment like books for every student and window repairs.
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One of the founding members of the band Onyx - Big DS - died from cancer on 23rd May, 2003.
Big DS, one of the founding members of the hip-hop band, Onyx, has passed away following his battle with cancer. Big DS apparently lost his battle on 23rd May, 2003. His friends and other members of Onyx are, understandably, distraught.
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