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The Explosive Generation (1961)

 -  Drama  -  October 1961 (USA)
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High school teacher gets in trouble when he tries to teach a class in sex education.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Gifford
Patty McCormack ...
Janet Sommers
Lee Kinsolving ...
Dan Carlyle
Billy Gray ...
Bobby Herman Jr.
Stephen Dunne ...
Bobby Herman Sr.
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Mr. George Sommers
Virginia Field ...
Mrs. Katie Sommers
Phillip Terry ...
Mr. Carlyle
Hanna Landy ...
Mrs. Carlyle
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Mr. Morton
Suzi Carnell ...
Marge Ryker
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Mrs. Ryker
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Mark
Peter Virgo Jr. ...
George
Bruce Kerner ...
Mark
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Storyline

Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. The parents get wind of what Gifford is about to do, notify the principal, and he warns Peter not to read the questions in class. Gifford decides to go against this and is suspended. The whole student body protests, and the administration gets worried on what to do. Written by Pat McCurry

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They look like kids -- but they want love like adults! See more »

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October 1961 (USA)  »

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Frühreife Generation  »

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Although a drama set in a (then) contemporary setting, the movie contains actors who had already or would become science-fiction legends; Billy Gray co-starred in the science-fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and his co-star from "Father Knows Best", Elinor Donahue, would later be featured as a guest star in one of the original Star Trek episodes (Metamorphosis)as Commissioner Nancy Hedford. Of course, the star of the movie, William Shatner would go on to fame as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk, while the father of co-star Beau Bridges (Lloyd Bridges) was one of the actors considered by Star trek's creator, Gene Roddenberry to be the star of the series as the Captain of the Enterprise. See more »

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The first time William Shatner enters the classroom, a microphone is visible at the top of the frame for a full ten seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Morton: [refering to handbill about protest rally] In our own printshop! On our own presses! How could this happen?
Printing Teacher: Well like I said, we're understaffed. Not a bad little job, but the spacing could be a little better here...
Mr. Morton: You may go!
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Referenced in Mommy's Day (1997) See more »

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Wait for Me
By Hal Borne
Sung by Kim Charney (as Kimm Charney)
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A small gem
13 June 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Unlike its lurid publicity posters -- which show wanton, defiant delinquents -- The Explosive Generation is a realistic portrayal of the inter-generational tensions that were starting to change American society in the 1960s. The movie is about teens experiencing adult feelings and fears, looking for guidance in a world that still treats them as children, and beginning to demand respect -- and fight for it. The issues are real, the characters are realistic, and William Shatner's sensitive performance is a treat. (He really was a good actor before Star Trek turned him into a blowhard.)


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