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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

PG-13 | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1997
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... See full summary »

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Jack Bender

Writers:

Lois Duncan (novel), Michael Angeli (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bairstow ... Mark Kinney
Amy Jo Johnson ... Susan McConnell
Mario Lopez ... Dave Ruggles
Chris Young ... Jeff
Michelle Williams ... Maya
Jennifer Hammon Jennifer Hammon ... Bree Gunderson
Mindy Spence Mindy Spence ... Tori
Maitland Ward ... Candice Lee
Cordelia Richards Cordelia Richards ... Kathy Griffin
Jay Thomas ... Mr. Griffin
Joan McMurtrey ... Janet McConnell
Scott Jaeck ... Vince McConnell
James McDonnell James McDonnell ... Willy Kinney
Rhonda Dotson Rhonda Dotson ... Dolly Luna
Joey Zimmerman ... Nicholas McConnell
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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 <spotlite@disocver-net.net>

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prise d'otage sanglante See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The outside scenes of the high school and the quad/lunch area were filmed at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California ... real juniors and seniors from the school were used as extras (volunteer) on a Saturday and Sunday during the filming ... See more »

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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 »

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References Animal House (1978) See more »

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The Book is Better
8 June 2017 | by pierrebonomoSee all my reviews

My class just finished watching this movie after having read the book. They preferred the book much more.

Charles thinks Jeff does not resemble the character from the book. The characters are not nearly as complex as in the book. Where's Irma? We want Irma! Ms. Griffin is barely shown and her character is not developed at all. Mark's home life should have resembled that of the book more. This would make his motives more believable.

The final scene in the book is much more dramatic than in this movie version.


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