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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
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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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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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Director Buzz Kulik's first feature film. 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 »

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Dan Carlyle: Listen, I want to ask you...
Police Captain: You'll ask me *nothing*. It's about time you kids were seen and not heard! 30 seconds, alright, hook up those fire hoses!
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Sung by Kim Charney (as Kimm Charney)
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12 May 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie refreshes memories from my youth, as well as the times of raising my children. If this were made available in VHS, or DVD format, it could be a great tool for youth, schools, and definitely parents. There are too many times that we have all resorted to shouting, or worse, in an attempt to get our point of view recognized. A young Mr. Shatner (Capt. Kirk) does an excellent job of teaching his class communication. Take the time to watch, listen, and learn... this Old Rebel did. Thank you to all of you that participated in this film.


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