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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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Brian Ging

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Brian Ging
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nick Tagas Nick Tagas ... Will Nash
Jon Carlo Alvarez Jon Carlo Alvarez ... Chance Holden
Giovannie Espiritu ... Amanda Hunter (as Giovannie Pico)
Chris Ratti Chris Ratti ... Ian Blake
Ryon Nixon Ryon Nixon ... Jason Clark
Matthew Gudenius Matthew Gudenius ... Caleb Neal
Jennifer Noble Jennifer Noble ... Kristy Palmer
Daniel Timko Daniel Timko ... Brandon Holden
Eric Nygard Eric Nygard ... John Bailey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vonn Scott Bair ... Mr. Paulson
Terry Boero Terry Boero ... Teacher (911 call)
Patrick M. Brady Patrick M. Brady ... Donald Nash (as Patrick Brady)
Brandon Brizendine ... Walsh Blake
Larry Brown Larry Brown ... Robert Williams (Talk Show)
Rob Farrel 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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Some of the people listed on Chance's list are the names of crew members See more »

Connections

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 GlorindaSee 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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