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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  7 April 1997 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Mark Kinney
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Jeff
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Joan McMurtrey ...
Janet McConnell
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Vince McConnell
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Willy Kinney
Rhonda Dotson ...
Dolly Luna
Joey Zimmerman ...
Nicholas 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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Right after the kidnapping, when Susan goes into the candy store; the Boom Mike and its operator can be seen right over Maya's left shoulder in the reflection on the right side of the stores window. See more »

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For me, the book is much better, but the film version isn't too bad.
15 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the book a while back, (a few months ago), and I thought it was pretty fantastic the way author Lois Duncan created such vivid characters for a high school story.

As for this TV-film version, it was interesting to see what the characters might look like, but overall to me I didn't enjoy as well as the book of course. But I did enjoy it at least seeing it on film and how some things are different than the book.

To this day, its nothing really special, but I only watched it once, and its really nothing to watch a second time. Because as for a TV-film, you don't expect much.


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