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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

PG-13 | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1997
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Kinney
Dave Ruggles
Jennifer Hammon ...
Bree Gunderson
Mindy Spence ...
Mr. Griffin
Janet McConnell
Vince McConnell
James McDonnell ...
Willy Kinney
Rhonda Dotson ...
Dolly Luna
Nicholas McConnell


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prise d'otage sanglante  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


References Animal House (1978) See more »

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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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