Dangerously Close

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dangerously Close
Dangerously Close FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Albert Pyun
Produced by Harold Sobel
Written by Scott Fields
Marty Ross
John Stockwell
Music by Michael McCarty
Cinematography Walt Lloyd
Edited by Dennis M. O'Connor
Distributed by The Cannon Group
Release date
  • May 9, 1986 (1986-05-09)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million[1]
Box office $2,026,765[2]

Dangerously Close was a 1986 action thriller film directed by Albert Pyun. The film was noted at its time of release for being part of a wave of teen vigilante films in the 1980s exploring the United States right wing jingoism that was gaining popularity.[3]


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.


The film features music from The Smithereens, who sang the film's theme song, "Blood and Roses," Black Uhuru, Green on Red, TSOL, Lords of the New Church, Lost Pilots, and Michael McCarty.


Dangerously Close received a wide release in North America on May 9, 1986 grossing $1,180,506 its first week, falling to $474,260 in its second week.[2]


  1. ^ Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p189
  2. ^ a b "Dangerously Close (1986) - Financial Information". The-numbers.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Teen Vigilante Films: Armed And Dangerous - latimes". Articles.latimes.com. 1986-05-17. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 

External links[edit]