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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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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot on location in an actual Bay Area high school while it was empty for Spring Break (Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California), the film's extras were all local high school students who had returned to school during their Spring Break to sit in the classrooms and the football stadium as extras. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Written by Paul MacLachlan
Performed by Paul MacLachlan with Alan Roble
Courtesy of Neveragain Recordings
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This one will leave you wondering...
28 July 2004 | by neonaqua13See all my reviews

I saw American Yearbook today for the first time. All I can say is that I plan on seeing it again. The film presents itself well, complete with a beautiful original score and creative shots by its director, Brian Ging.

American Yearbook tells the tale of Will Nash, a high school teen trying to get through each day without a bloody lip and a black eye. While Will encounters the everyday high school problems, like friends and girlfriends, he also has a somewhat unique problem with bullies. He and his new friend Chance are bullied perhaps more than any other kid in the school, much to the ignorance of the faculty and their very own parents. The duo decides to "take out" the tireless bullies, and even find themselves a gun.

I thought the movie was very well done. It started well, and set a solid foundation for the rest of the movie. Partially through the movie I found myself asking how it would end. Of course this is true of any movie, but I felt that AY really wrapped up in a fashion better than I would have imagined, seeing as it deals with a post-columbine world.

All in all, I highly recommend this movie. I find that the mark of a good and interesting movie is that it will leave you wondering long after it is over. And this one will certainly leave you wondering...


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