Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  7 April 1997 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Kinney
Dave Ruggles
Jennifer Hammon ...
Bree Gunderson
Mindy Spence ...
Cordelia Richards ...
Mr. Griffin
Joan McMurtrey ...
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 <>

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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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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 »


References The Bohemian Girl (1936) See more »

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Pleasantly Surprised.
19 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie really did surprise me, I expected it to be horrible. I watched it with my sister because she has a star crush on Mario Lopez and honestly expected to be bored out of my mind. Yet again, a t.v. movie managed to prove me wrong. It's not that I thought it was wonderful, it wasn't. It was predictable, stereotypical, and the writing was occasionally weak. But in general the actors managed to capture the emotional soul of the character, which in my opinion will make any movie worth watching. While it's not the best movie created by any stretch, it keeps your attention without requiring in depth thought, and if you just feel like sitting back and watching a movie for a good time, this is a good one to watch.

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