Dangerously Close

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Dangerously Close
Dangerously Close FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Albert Pyun
Produced by Harold Sobel
Written by Scott Fields
Marty Ross
John Stockwell
Starring John Stockwell
Don Michael Paul
Carey Lowell
Dedee Pfeiffer
Music by Michael McCarty
Cinematography Walk Lloyd
Edited by Dennis M. O'Connor
Distributed by The Cannon Group
Release dates May 9, 1986
Running time 95 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million[1]
Box office $2.4 million (US)[1]

Dangerously Close is a 1986 action thriller film directed by Albert Pyun.[2]


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.

Notable music[edit]

"Dangerously Close" features music from Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love"), Fine Young Cannibals ("Suspicious Minds"), and Van Halen's version of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman". Most notable among the tunes, however, is The Smithereens first hit, "Blood and Roses", which was chosen as the movie's theme song; a video that featured scenes from the film soon entered heavy rotation on MTV. All songs were selected by Albert Pyun himself and have made "Dangerously Close" an 80's cult film, still reviewed in the 21st century.[3]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p189
  2. ^ Darnton, Nina (May 9, 1986). "Dangerously Close (1986) FILM: 'DANGEROUSLY CLOSE,' BY PYUN". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ CHUD

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