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The Boys Club (1996)

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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?


John Fawcett


Peter Wellington (screenplay by), Doug Smith (story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Chris Penn ... Luke
Dominic Zamprogna ... Kyle
Stuart Stone ... Brad
Devon Sawa ... Eric
Amy Stewart ... Megan
Nicholas Campbell ... Kyle's Dad
Jarred Blancard ... Jake
Max Piersig ... Simon
Julian Richings ... Officer Cole
Alana Shields Alana Shields ... Brad's Mom
Sean Dick Sean Dick ... Bobby
Peter Van Wart Peter Van Wart ... Eric's Father
Heidi von Palleske ... Eric's Mother
Bif Naked ... Liquor Store Manager
Brock Curley Brock Curley ... Liquor Store Cashier


Three teenage boys in small-town Southern Ontario are thrilled when Luke Cooper, a mysterious American fugitive with a gunshot wound in his leg, decides to crash their secret hideout. Luke tells them that he's a cop on the run from corrupt colleagues, and swears them to silence. As he recuperates, he becomes their buddy and confidante. By the time the boys realize Luke is not who he pretends to be, they're in way over their heads. Written by Scott Rollans <srollans@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>

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Dans le monde des adultes, la morte est au rendez-vous... (In the world of adults, death is an appointment...) (Quebec French VHS) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a scene of sexual intimidation, language and some nude pin-ups | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1997 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys Club See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bicycles used in the film are Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Thin Blue Line Bicycles. See more »


On the Ardustry Home Entertainment DVD made in 2003, if you look at the 'Film Facts' on the DVD it says that the movie was produced in the USA, but it was actually done in Canada. Also it says that it is rated R for violence and language but it was also rated R for a sexual intimidation. See more »


Kyle: Did anything come?
Kyle's Dad: Like what?
Kyle: Dad, the test results, whether I got in, It's coming any day.
Kyle's Dad: Starting your line pilot exam.
Kyle: [Scoffs] Yeah, maybe.
Kyle's Dad: Well, I pulled double-down at the hanger and I come home and I see that none of ya's has even picked up, uh, even a finger to help me out here but that's okay, I'm used to that. But unless your school takes monopoly money, your working for me this summer, boy. You uh, wanna lean about air planes? I'll teach ya about air planes. You can start with the ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are written in the same font style as the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some scenes that were cut during post-production included:
  • A scene with Jake pinning Kyle against his car.
  • A scene with Kyle talking with Megan while holding his bike.
  • An alternate shot of Luke shooting his gun at Jake.
It is unknown if these scenes will ever be released on a future DVD or Blu-ray release. See more »


Referenced in The Boys Club: Deleted Scenes (1996) See more »


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small Canadian indie
5 December 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kyle, Brad, and Eric spend time in their abandoned cabin in the woods. The best friends are not the most popular. Kyle has a crush on Megan. His home life is problematic. One day, they find injured Luke (Chris Penn) recuperating in their hideout. He claims to be a cop on the run from corrupt colleagues.

This is fine as a Canadian indie. Penn is the most notable actor. With younger kids, it would be more believable and more intense. The audience would fear for younger boys more. The danger level would simply be higher. Although with older boys, Megan can be old enough for that scene to work. It is possibly the best scene in the movie. A better Megan would make it even better. The low production value keeps this strictly in indie territories. This struggles to be better than that.

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