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April Showers (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 2009 (USA)
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After a school shooting leaves 14 people dead, survivor Sean Ryan is forced to come to terms with loss.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Blatz ... Sean
Daryl Sabara ... Jason
Janel Parrish ... Vicki
Ellen Woglom ... April
Illeana Douglas ... Sally
Tom Arnold ... Mr. Blackwell
Sean Durrie ... Nick
Rachel Lien ... Jessica
Bryan McClure ... Jonathan
Brenda O'Brien Brenda O'Brien ... Helen Mann
Nina Rausch ... Samantha
Ben Chrystak Ben Chrystak ... Ben
William Grennan William Grennan ... Mike
Jacob Highland Jacob Highland ... Chris
Mark Arnold ... Sean's Father
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Storyline

A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence. Set in a middle class suburban neighborhood, April Showers focuses on the lives of a handful of teachers and students as they attempt to make sense of a world that has just been turned upside down by one of their own. With the community and an entire nation caught up in the 'story', the students of Jefferson High must turn to one another for answers. In the wake atrocity, the rifts caused by misinformation and a frenzied media prove difficult to overcome. Lost and lonely under the international spotlight, one young man navigates his way through his almost indiscernible home. From quaint suburban town to battlefield turned media circus, Jefferson High provides the backdrop for Sean's struggle to cope with the loss of his friend April. Written by April Wade, producer

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In an instant, their world changed forever.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amok - Columbine School Massacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Omaha, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shooters last name, Harris, is an obvious reference to Columbine Massacre assailant Eric Harris. His first name, Ben, may possibly be a reference to the other Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold whose middle name was Bennet. See more »

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You and Your Stoopid Guitar
Written by Brendan B. Brown
Performed by Wheatus
Courtesy of Montauk Mantis Productions Inc.
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If it didn't make you cry, you certainly have something wrong ...
23 June 2009 | by qaiser-habib-khanSee all my reviews

I decided to watch this movie only because i was sort of doing a research on School shootings these days. However, starting from the very first moment, this movie depicts intense situations in a man's life where the brain definitely doesn't work, a time when you have to make a quick decision as if you want to run for your life or stay back to save others, you will see people doing both of these.

And then, how would it feel to lose the loved one, whom you couldn't even tell that you love her, when such an intense feeling of extreme love is abolished not by separation, not by successful rivals, but by death! An easy way to test your emotional factor, if it didn't make you cry even once, you certainly lack emotions..


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