Light It Up 1999

Light It Up

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Soon into the student uprising, the story starts to feel like a warmed over after-school special.

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The topical story of a group of high school students who form a protest when they become fed up with their school's poor conditions. After a shot is accidentally fired and a police officer is wounded, the resulting stand-off results in a media frenzy that pits the dirt-digging media against the well-intentioned students.

Cast & Crew

Usher
Lester Dewitt
Forest Whitaker
Officer Dante Jackson
Rosario Dawson
Stephanie Williams
Robert Ri'chard
Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone
Judd Nelson
Ken Knowles
Fredro Starr
Rodney J. Templeton
Sara Gilbert
Lynn Sabatini
Clifton Collins Jr.
Robert 'Rivers' Tremont
Glynn Turman
Principal Armstrong
Vic Polizos
Captain Monroe
Tracey Edmonds
Executive Producer
David A. Starke
Co-Executive Producer
Elliot Davis
Cinematographer
Wendy Greene Bricmont
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Critic Reviews for Light It Up

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (30)

Audience Reviews for Light It Up

  • Jan 26, 2010
    Usher's "acting" ruined the whole thing for me
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2007
    This is a solid drama about a group of inner city youths who want something more from the school and the system that runs it. The movie has a decent young cast in this. I was even impressed with the acting from Usher. Not the best but solid enough for me. The movie also has some good veteran actors in supporting roles like Forest Whitaker, Judd Nelson and Vanessa Williams. The story is interesting and the characters as well. I enjoyed it. Worth at least a one time watch. If you like movies such as Dangerous Minds or Stand and Deliver then check this one out.
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