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Dismissed (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 January 2019 (Sweden)
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An idealistic, straight-edge teacher is drawn down a horrid rabbit hole by an honors student when he gives him a B+ on a paper.


Benjamin Arfmann


Brian McAuley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent Osborne ... Mr. Butler
Dylan Sprouse ... Lucas Ward
Rae Gray ... Becca Vaughn
Alycia Delmore ... Rachel Butler
Mitchell Edwards ... Chris
Victoria Zeutzius ... Paige
Chris Bauer ... Mr. Ward
Leslie Thurston ... Principal Fermont
Matthew J. Evans ... Alex
Randall Park ... Mr. Sheldon
Mark Kelly ... Detective Speck
Helen Soraya ... Mrs. Dubois
Robert Longstreet ... Paul Garrett
Brooke Dillman ... Valerie Lohman
Jeanette Maus ... Nancy


An idealistic, straight-edge teacher is drawn down a horrid rabbit hole by an honors student when he gives him a B+ on a paper.

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He Would Kill for a Good Grade


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This film's plot is extremely similar to the movie The Student, also released in 2017. See more »


Lucas was given back his graded essay, where the teacher refused to change his grade left Lucas cold and dry with the given B+. However, once the teacher begins to investigate - he retreats to his home office using the evidence for probable cause against Lucas that which was literally shown given to the student a scene prior without retrieval of it before leaving the classroom: therefore; mistake being the "dismissed" error of providing teacher with the misplaced direction of the essay to "investigate." See more »


Mr. Sheldon: Are you telling me to shut up?
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Quite good, actually.
9 December 2017 | by bladexz95See all my reviews

I didn't expect much as this movie was so low on the radar, but man, Dylan really stole the show on this one. He did a great job depicting the ins and outs of a psychopath focused on only one thing. The story has been done, as people have said, but I'd have to say that this is one of the best films that involves students attempting to blackmail a teacher.

I did find it particularly compelling that they portrayed Iago in Lucas, and went so deeply into the metaphorical tendencies that the characters both shared, which makes sense when Lucas attempts to paint Iago in a heroic light rather than the villain he was.

It was a well written script for the most part, with only a couple of downfalls. Predictable, in a sense, but the acting, cinematography and pacing helped fill the gaps.

Kent and Dylan enforce a strong casting in this movie, and the other actors did their jobs well, also. Highly recommend to watch at least once.

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Release Date:

3 January 2019 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dismissed See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynwood, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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