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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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Kimberly Joyce
David Wagner ...
Morgan (as David T. Wagner)
Brent Goldberg ...
Rick
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Randa
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Brittany
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Troy
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Emily Klein
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Headmaster Charles Meyer
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Roger Nicholl
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Kathy Joyce
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Josh Horowitz
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Dave
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Percy Anderson
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Kenny
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Barry
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Hank Joyce
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Martin Stivers (as Ira Wood)
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Grace Anderson
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Warren Prescott
David C. Taylor ...
Carlyle Cream
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Stephanie Swift
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Tiffany Minx
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Joe (Security Guard)
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Nadine
Perry Hayes ...
Sound Guy
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Emmett Friedman
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Judge Carl Munro
Deprece Reddick ...
Sudan
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Larry Horowitz
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First Bystander
Aydiee Vaughn ...
Second Bystander (as Aydiee' Vaughn)
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Mr. Azzouni
Veena Bidasha ...
Mrs. Azzouni
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Woman
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Cody
Harley ...
Bobo, the Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monty Buckles ...
Kimberly's brother
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Jury Member
Michael Kozak ...
Reuben
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High School Girl (uncredited)
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Stenographer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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School girl (uncredited)
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High School Girl (uncredited)
Michael Shiraef ...
High School Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marcos Siega

Written by

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Skander Halim ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jason Barhydt ... executive producer
Todd Dagres ... producer
Skander Halim ... co-producer
Eric Kopeloff ... executive producer
Carl Levin ... producer
Robert Ortiz ... executive producer / line producer
Jamey Pryde ... co-producer
Marcos Siega ... producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson ... executive producer (as Joni Sighvatsson)
Happy Walters ... executive producer
Matt Weaver ... producer (as Matthew Weaver)

Music by

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Gilad Benamram

Cinematography by

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Ramsey Nickell ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nicholas Erasmus

Editorial Department

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George Chavez ... color timer
Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter
Bryan McMahan ... colorist: mastering
Dana Merwin ... post-production coordinator
Tim Mirkovich ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Barbara Fiorentino
Joseph Middleton

Production Design by

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Paul Oberman

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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Daniel Curet ... hair department head
Brigitte Hennech ... additional makeup artist
Rudolfo Icezalaya Hernandez ... additional hair stylist
Miia Kovero ... hair stylist
Renate Leuschner ... wig maker
Judy Lovell ... makeup department head
Geoffrey Rodriguez ... assistant makeup artist
Nancy Stimac ... key hair stylist (as Nancy G. Stimac)
Ellen Vieira ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Marjorie Ergas ... production supervisor
Jamey Pryde ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Maximillian D. Day ... first assistant director (as Max Day)
Richard Gonzales ... second second assistant director
Samantha Lavin ... additional second assistant director
Carla Rose Ponzio ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Robert W. Anderson ... property master
S. Christian Anderson ... props
Mathias Fain ... on-set dresser
Jon Reynolds ... art department production assistant
Abigail Sheiner ... art department coordinator
David Sterzing ... props

Sound Department

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Brion Condon ... boom operator
David Esparza ... sound effects editor (as David Michael Esparza)
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Robert Getty ... dialog editor
Michael Hertlein ... foley editor
Robert Jackson ... supervising sound editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
Tony Lamberti ... re-recording mixer
Derek Marcil ... adr mixer
Jared Marshack ... digital transfer engineer
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Steve Weiss ... sound mixer
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo

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Richard Cory ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Clint Allisone ... electrician
Chris Burgon ... best boy electric
Elisha Christian ... additional rigging grip
Kevin M. Graves ... best boy grip
Edward A. Gutentag ... Steadicam operator
Joshua Lee Huber ... grip
Colin Hudson ... Steadicam operator
Sunny Lee ... key grip
James McCusker ... electrician
Phil Miller ... key rigging grip
Kelly Price ... grip
Rocky Rodriguez ... electrician
David E. Thomas Jr. ... assistant camera
Daniel P. Venti ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Sasha Adkinson ... extras casting agent
Lauren Grey ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chandra Moore-Telfer ... on-set costumer (as Chandra Moore)
Erika Munro ... wardrobe supervisor
Marta Villalobos ... costumer
Deborah Zimmerman ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michael G. Cruz ... location assistant
Richard DiPatri ... assistant location manager
Andrew C. Keeter ... location manager

Music Department

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Clint Bennett ... music mixer / song recordist
Ariel Blumenthal ... additional composer: score (as Ariel A. Blumenthal)
Bryan Carrigan ... music scoring mixer
Melissa R. Kaplan ... theme song vocalist
Elissa Marshall ... music supervisor
Janet Billig Rich ... music supervisor
Oskar Rózsa ... conductor
Matthew Rush Sullivan ... music consultant
Sherry Whitfield ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Philip Henderson ... driver
Kirk Huston ... transportation captain
Steve Larson ... transportation dispatcher

Other crew

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James M. Arnold ... lead payroll accountant
Susan Bannout ... set medic
Greg Bernstein ... legal services
Zachary Brandler ... assistant: Mr. Kopeloff
Edward Deraney ... stand-in
Michael Desante ... technical advisor: Arabic
Aditya Ezhuthachan ... assistant to executive producer
Julie Hansen ... post production accountant
Todd Havern ... production assistant
Amina Islam ... stand-in
Sharre Jacoby ... producer: main and end titles
Adam Jordan ... production assistant
Chris Losnegard ... office production assistant
Karen M. Nichols ... title designer: main titles, New Wave Entertainment
Davis Priestley ... production assistant
Eric Raber ... digital transfer engineer
Julie Strang ... dog trainer
Melinda Sustin ... assistant to producers
David C. Taylor ... assistant: Mr. Siega
Christopher Touchton ... production assistant
Tori White ... stand-in
Jennifer Wood ... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Zuehl ... dog trainer (as Nicole Zuel)
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach (uncredited)

Thanks

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Darlene Gorzela ... special thanks
Doug Hylton ... special thanks (as Doug 'Disco' Hylton)
Jennifer Kuwabara ... special thanks
Duke Lim ... special thanks
Christopher Meloni ... special thanks
Rick Sparr ... special thanks
David Sterzing ... special thanks
Diane Upson ... special thanks
Hillary Weaver ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Evil comes in a school uniform. See more »
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Also Known As
  • High School Confidential (Belgium, English title)
  • High School Confidential - Der Teufel trägt Minirock (Germany)
  • Dulce persuasión (Spain)
  • Дьявол во плоти (Russia)
  • Hermosas Tentaciones (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $58,570, 14 Aug 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Jane Krakowski did her bra and panties scenes she asked that all crew that worked the shot be without a shirt. See more »
Movie Connections Features South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Gare a Toi Jeune Amant See more »
Quotes Kimberly Joyce: I have respect for all races, but I'm very glad that I was born white. As a woman, it's the best race to be. Especially if you want to become an actress, like I do.
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Kimberly Joyce: If I wasn't white, then the next thing I would wanna be is Asian because a lot of men like Asian girls because they think they're docile and subservient and sweet which I don't really think is true because I once met this Asian girl at summer camp one time and she was a real bitch.
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Kimberly Joyce: If I couldn't be white and I also couldn't be Asian, then my third choice would be African-American because I've always wanted to be a gospel singer and also, black men are more forgiving if your butt gets big. Except I'd definitely want light skin and Caucasian features like... Vanessa Williams or Halle Berry. And finally, you know, no offense or anything Randa, but my very last choice would be Arab. I mean, truth be told you're not in a very enviable position. There's a lot of resentment in this country toward the Middle East and there's a lot of stereotypes floating around which I don't think are true because in the short amount of time I've known you, you haven't tried to bomb anybody and you currently smell okay to me.
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