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American Yearbook (2004)

Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.

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Credited cast:
Nick Tagas ...
Will Nash
Jon Carlo Alvarez ...
Chance Holden
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Amanda Hunter (as Giovannie Pico)
Chris Ratti ...
Ian Blake
Ryon Nixon ...
Jason Clark
Matthew Gudenius ...
Caleb Neal
Jennifer Noble ...
Kristy Palmer
Daniel Timko ...
Brandon Holden
Eric Nygard ...
John Bailey
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Mr. Paulson
Terry Boero ...
Teacher (911 call)
Patrick M. Brady ...
Donald Nash (as Patrick Brady)
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Walsh Blake
Larry Brown ...
Rob Farrel ...
Steve Sanders (Talk Show)
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Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.

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A realistic story about high school bullying in a post-Columbine world...

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The motorcycle used and wrecked in the movie was director Brian Ging's personal bike which he sacrificed for the scene. It was to be wrecked in the film, but was accidentally wrecked by an actor riding it to set the day before shooting. The bike was fixed up quickly and only shot from the "good side" for its scenes in the film. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Written by Paul MacLachlan
Performed by Paul MacLachlan
Courtesy of Neveragain Recordings
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Up & Coming Director/Writer Brian Ging has heart!
22 March 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Up & Coming Director/Writer Brian Ging has genuine heart! Brian has created a realistic and hard hitting story. He has masterfully used powerful images to

uncover his plot.

American Yearbook is an insightful look at high school bullying and it's ill effects on society. The story follows one set of teens plight but it really reflects a larger picture of what goes on in our high schools today. With films like 'Bowling For Columbine' and 'American Yearbook', society is forced to examine this troubling issue. Brian weaves a natural story that evokes both empathy and horror in the audience.

I was dee[ly honored to have played the high school counselor in this disturbing drama. My role helped to define the point of view of the school and the 'head in the sand' attitude that can prevail. What is more important - the life of one teen or the reputation of the whole school?


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