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Five teenagers who do not know each other spend a Saturday at a school library in the suburbs. They all come from different stereotypes also different kinds of parenting. At first they fight and yell at each other. But after smoking some marijuana they learn that their really not that different from each other. They have more in common then what they thought.

Brian the brain of the group is a lonely student who feels that he has to achieve academically because he’s pressured by his parents. Mad over a bad grade in shop class, Brian has thought of suicide rather than disappointing his parents. Andrew a wrestler who spends most of his time trying to measure up to his father's expectations. Bender the rebel has a cigar burn on his arm a sign of the abuse he receives at home shows the personal issue that he has. Claire a popular girl from a rich family parents has just gotten a divorced fight for her affection.

Bender, the slovenly rebel at Shermer High School in Chicago, is serving a Saturday detention with four very different students. Right from the beginning, At first, Bender is a crude ruffian, who no one respects, particularly Mr. Richard Vernon, the disciplinarian

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