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April Showers (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 2009 (USA)
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A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle ... See full summary »

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Sean Ryan
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Jason
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April
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Sally
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Mr. Blackwell
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Nick
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Jessica
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Jonathan
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Helen Mann
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Samantha
Ben Chrystak ...
Ben
William Grennan ...
Mike
Jacob Highland ...
Chris
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Sean's Father
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A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle class suburban neighborhood, April Showers focuses on the lives of a handful of teachers and students as they attempt to make sense of a world that has just been turned upside down by one of their own. With the community and an entire nation caught up in the 'story', the students of Jefferson High must turn to one another for answers. In the wake atrocity, the rifts caused by misinformation and a frenzied media prove difficult to overcome. Lost and lonely under the international spotlight, one young man navigates his way through his almost indiscernible home. From quaint suburban town to battlefield turned media circus, Jefferson High provides the backdrop for Sean's struggle to cope with the loss of his friend April. Written by April Wade, producer

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In an instant, their world changed forever.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content | See all certifications »

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18 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Amok - Columbine School Massacre  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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The shooters last name, Harris, is an obvious reference to Columbine Massacre assailant Eric Harris. His first name, Ben, may possibly be a reference to the other Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold whose middle name was Bennet. See more »

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I Won't Cry
Written by Dominik Rausch and Janel Parrish
Performed by Janel Parrish
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Important film for all to see, but especially teenagers
15 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this film at the premiere in L.A. It was much more than I was expecting. It is a very emotional story and it is realistically done. Its treatment of school violence is very important for the youth of America and, for that matter, the world's youth to see. I hope the U.S. rating of "R" can be changed or it will prevent young people from seeing it or could stop some theaters from screening it. It definitely should be seen by everyone, but especially teenagers.

The fact that it centers around the victims and the survivors of the tragedy and not the mind or motives of the perpetrator, makes it even more engrossing. I cannot think of another film on this subject that treats school violence in this moving and most accessible manner.


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