P.J. Boudousqué, looking considerably older than a high schooler) is rousted from his bed one early morning and, with his mother's consent, handcuffed and taken off to one of those for-profit juvenile cor-rectional facilities that seem to be sprouting up here and there, COLDWATER, the new film by Vincent Grashaw, gets under way. Initially, neither the facility nor the ex-Marine in charge looks so bad. But of course, we've seen a few movies of this ilk previously, and sure enough, before long the evil is revealed.
Mark Penney) makes it clear pretty quickly that our boy Brad (M. Boudousqué, shown below) needs some help. Out of control, selling drugs, threatening his mom and her man and generally being an asshole to nearby adults, he's a prime candidate for some kind of "intervention."
Soon, we're seeing bonding among the inmates (along with some non-bonding) and being inundated with flashbacks that will slowly fill us in on just how bad a boy our Brad really was. The more flashbacks we get, the worse this kid looks.
James C. Burns (above) as the seemingly conflicted Commander-in-Chief, Chris Petrovski (below, left, and recently seen in All Cheerleaders Die) as Brad's best friend, and Octavius J. Johnson as the necessary minority inmate, who is very badly treated. (Yes, racism in California is still alive and flourishing.)
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