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Trial by Fire (1995)

Paulette Gil is a very engaged teacher. When she realizes that her pupil Kip has problems she takes special care for him. But Kip interprets it in the wrong way and tells his mates that he ... See full summary »

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Alan Metzger

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Richard Lawton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Carradine ... Owen Turner
Gail O'Grady ... Paulette Gill
Michael Bowen ... Roger Gill
Ken Lerner ... Earl Cleaver
Mariangela Pino ... Evie Bauchmoyer
Devon Odessa ... Patsy Thurman
Richard Riehle ... Fred Cobb
Deirdre O'Connell ... Roberta
Richard Gant ... Judge
Nicholas Pryor ... Don Barnett
James Pickens Jr.
Brandon Douglas
Chance Quinn
Jay Paulson
Andrew Kavovit ... Kip Bouchmoyer
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Storyline

Paulette Gil is a very engaged teacher. When she realizes that her pupil Kip has problems she takes special care for him. But Kip interprets it in the wrong way and tells his mates that he had an affair with Paulette. Then he commits suicide and the rumours draw Paulette into court. Written by Volker Boehm

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trial by Fire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Manheim Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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HIgh School kids
19 November 2008 | by cynkatSee all my reviews

This movie brought up such painful memories for me. My high school years were tainted for me by the same kind of false rumors and character assassination as this teacher, only I was a student and did not have anyone to support or defend me. I was subjected to the worst kind of bullying and insulting behavior that can be imagined. I figured the best way to defend myself was to not defend myself at all, to just mind my own business, make good grades, and get the hell our of there as soon as I could. I still don't know what these boys had against me - I didn't even know them, and they were going around telling the worst kind of lies imaginable. Of course, everyone believed them. They didn't stop until I started dating the captain of the wrestling team, first of all because I was "suitably taken", and secondly they were afraid of him. I am all grown up now, but it still hurts. I don't understand why high school boys do this to innocent girls.


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