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A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

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Manipulative high school sophomore Kimberly Joyce leads her friends Brittany Wells and Randa Azzouni in bringing charges of sexual assault against Percy Anderson, their English and drama teacher at an exclusive private school in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, local reporter Emily Klein, originally assigned to do an insignificant piece on the school, hopes that the scandal will launch her into celebrity in the television news business, while Kimberly's bigoted father, Hank, is concerned primarily with the effect that his daughter's accusations may have on his business. Written by Anonymous

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The devil wears a grey skirt and her name is Kimberly Joyce. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content and graphic dialogue involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (South Africa)  »

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High School Confidential  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,570, 14 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$305,688, 30 October 2005
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2.35 : 1
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Jena Malone was in the running for playing Kimberly Joyce, but was eventually beat out by Evan Rachel Wood for the role. See more »

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Gail: [in a schoolgirl outfit] It reminds me of the skirts that the girls wear at your school.
Mr. Anderson: Really? Huh...
Gail: [taking off the jacket] I'm a little schoolgirl. I don't want Mr. Anderson to spank me!
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Summer Rain
Written by Smokey Hormel (as Gregory Hormel) & Miho Hatori
Performed by Smokey & Miho
Published by Show Poodle Music (BMI)/Miho Hatori (BMI)
Courtesy of Afro Sambas Records
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A fine mixture of "Election" and "Heathers"
9 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw a preview screening of this the other day and felt like I needed to get the word out on this movie pronto. It is SO wrong and twisted, I loved it. I won't give anything away, but Evan Rachel Wood is amazing -- actually, everyone was amazing. I'm so looking forward to this coming out this summer, cause I will definitely see it again.

I'm sure some people might compare it to "Mean Girls" but that's totally wrong. I would compare it more to "Heathers" although it's such a darker comedy that goes places you won't expect, that I really haven't seen anything like it before. This isn't about high school or really teen life, but more a social commentary about racism, sex, war, family, and fame -- or the lack of.

I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about the film. Anyone know if there's a trailer online?


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