Synopsis: Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Yan England
Production: Breaking Glass Pictures
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min



Hi, Coach.

In class, it's Mr. Sullivan.

Hello, everyone.

Welcome to Grade 11 Chemistry.

I can tell what you're thinking:

another boring class.

You're wrong.

What's fascinating about chemistry,

what makes it wonderful,

is we can put its theory into practice.

These are metal salts combusting with methanol.

They're used to make fireworks.

This looks tame,



what if I set fire to this liquid? Anyone?

It's more violent.

Anyone interested in a demonstration next week?

Take out your books.

Excuse us, sir.


Francis and I would like to do an experiment

during your demo.

There's not much time to prepare.

No problem.

Need any help?

All good. Thanks.

So cool he said yes.

Let's make something unreal!

We could combine a few things?

Yeah! It'll be sick!



How are you?

Good, you?


I'll eat later!


Gotta test something out for Chemistry.

Be careful.


Don't be late.

I won't.

Mr. Sullivan isn't ready for our project.

I know.

He is not ready for it!

I read up online

to improve it.

A lot of options,

but the only thing we can pull off

is adding fireworks

and a G.I. Joe.

Found one, by the way.

Show me.

Film this.

Tim's experiment, number...

Dry ice...

when mixed with water, what do you get?

Did you see that?!

The bottle was disintegrated!

Don't try this at home.


Like that?

A little surprise package.

5? For all that?

Including that?

Oh my God!

Experiment 103.

When meatballs hit your face,

what do you get?

Tim! It's just a joke, man!

That was sick!

Let me see that!

One week and they're already at it.

Forget them.

Did that for 4 years, hasn't changed jack shit.

Check this out, bro.

Just focus on your own things.

Can you do anything other than backflips?

You guys gonna make out with Jen?

Shut up, Syd.

What? Got your balls chopped off?

What's your problem?

I'm sure you've got balls.

He won't stop.

Big ones too.

You've been tagged in a video

Look at this!

This is just for you.


Go wipe Timmy's tears.

What does your dad think of us coming here?


He doesn't mind?

He suggested I find a place

to do my experiments.

Does he wonder?

About what?

Us being here, alone, hidden.

We're not hiding.

We're not?

He doesn't know you're here.

Why not?

He doesn't need to know everything.

Know what?

Nothing, just drop it.

Gotta piss.

Hi, guys.

Tell me when you're ready.

It's a one shot deal. We'll wait for everyone.

What do you mean?

Grade 11 students said they'd come.

I don't want to burst your bubble,

but Grade 11's are quite forgetful.

They might come.

Hurry up, we're about to start.

Same experiment?

Yeah, but we vamped it up.

Can't wait to see.

Sullivan's demo started.

Check this out.

Sullivan's doing some really cool stuff.

Let me see!

You should really be more careful.

Girls, come in, put on some glasses.

Everyone against the wall.

No one else will show up.

They're just kids.

They won't come.

Let's start.

Block your ears.

In 3, 2, 1.

Time to go back to class.

Thank you for coming.

Leave the glasses.

Thank you.

Have a good afternoon.

We're fucking losers.

Screw you man.

You're on your own.

You filming?

Will you shut the f*ck up!

What? You a sissy?

Yes, I am!

Want me to say I'm a fag?

Yes, I'm a fucking fag!

You must be too.

No way. I didn't know shit.

Shut up! You knew.

You shut up! I had no fucking clue!

Francis, you're a fag?

Why didn't you ever tell me?

Want me to say I'm a fag?

Yes, I'm a fucking fag!

You must be too.

Why did you say that in front of everyone?

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Yan England

Yan England-Girard (born 2 February 1979) is a Canadian actor, television and radio presenter, screenwriter, film producer and director of short films. From the age of eight, he was known for his role of Einstein in the youth program Watatatow during 13 years.His short film Henry was nominated for an Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in the "Best Live Action Short Film" category. 1:54 is his debut long feature film. more…

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