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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

PG-13 | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1997
The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the... See full summary »

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Janet McConnell
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The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all. Written by Adam Hakari <spotlite@disocver-net.net>

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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7 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Prise d'otage sanglante  »

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The outside scenes of the high school and the quad/lunch area were filmed at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California ... real juniors and seniors from the school were used as extras (volunteer) on a Saturday and Sunday during the filming ... See more »

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When Susan and Dave are talking after rock climbing, Dave's cup changes from his right hand to his left, and back again, between shots. See more »

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References The Bohemian Girl (1936) See more »

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HOW DECISIONS IN OUR LIFE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING
8 February 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Looking at this film, I am reminded of my life in school, and teenage years when everything seems possible, and nothing could possibly harm us. Invincible, we would dare to do some ridiculous things, take risks that were on the edge of becoming potentially dangerous, maybe even lethal.

This television film tells of this thin line of what is right and wrong, doing on a dare, taking a risk, something goes horribly wrong and these youngsters will have to live with those decisions forever. Youth following the voice of the leader, the basketball star, the budding bigshot.

The young people in the film did a great job in their characters, it is a solid film, and seen through the eyes of one young woman, who is sucked into a world where she thinks it would be cool; oh how one decision can change our life forever.

I think it's more a film for those who survived adolescents, who survived high school and college and can look back and think - oh the mistakes I could have made, wow, some guardian angel must have been sitting on my shoulder.


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