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The words of once model student Trevor Adams reflect his experiences at Riverdale High. He was the victim of such traumatizing bullying that it drove him to threaten to blow up the school football team. But his salvation comes in the form of drama teacher Mr. Duncan (Tom Cavanagh, TV's "Ed"). He offers Trevor the lead role in the school play alongside his gorgeous co-star Jenny Dahlquist. Both teacher and would-be girlfriend try to help him stay on the straight and narrow. But the play is in jeopardy: its dark plot about playground killers combined with Trevor's troubled past prompts local parents to try and get the play axed. If they succeed, Trevor may never have his voice heard--and that could be the trigger that sets off a human time bomb. Also starring Emmy Award nominee Janel Moloney (TV's "The West Wing.") END
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Ben Foster (30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog) plays Trevor Adams, readjusting to the first day of school after having to attend summer school because of a bomb threat the previous year. All, teachers and students alike, are suspicious of his return. Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) plays a cunning, dark role as the leader of the outcast anarchist aptly named 'The Trogs,' and Tom Cavanagh plays the role perfect as his video/drama school teacher who believes in Trevor and sees something others would by ignorance, never see.Read more ›
It is sort of a play within a movie as the movie tells the story of a student playing the lead character in his school's making of a (real) play called "Bang, Bang, You're Dead" (which can be legally downloaded for free at [...] as the author makes it available to anyone who would like it). He, the student, himself is a student on the edge and the movie shows how he got there.
The incidents are all things that really happen now (and even happened when I was in high school which is why it was so interesting to watch). As of the date of this review (1-12-05) Showtime is playing a shortened version of the movie. The original had a panel discussion and PSA after, which is also worth seeing.
Just for the few things they cut out of the original broadcast now that they are showing it as just another "Showtime Original Movie", that alone makes the DVD worth purchasing from Amazon.
So buy it from Amazon and be prepared to think after you watch it. Finally, I recommend that you watch it a couple times as there are things you will pick up after watching it again. Then, invite others to watch it. I recieved it as a gift from an old friend and have shown it to 4 other people. All have come back here to Amazon and purchased copies of their own. 4 out of 4 are pretty unusual odds but it's just that good.
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This is a fantastic film. After studying Columbine in considerable detail for some time, it became clear this movie was sending all the right messages about the reality of school... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alexandra Carpenter
An absolutely amazing movie. the acting is great with a few big (biggish) names in there, and one of the most powerful stories around. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sean Cooper
When my son was ordered to go to a rehabilitation program when he was in his early teens (which I'd asked for) I could only visit on weekends for one or two hours at the facility... Read morePublished 12 months ago by P. Lach
This is a MUST see film. I purchased this film because it featured Randy Harrison (from
Showtime's 'Queer As Folk' series) but was rewarded with a very thought provoking... Read more
The movie is very good. It is very realistic. It touches on the bullying crisis and high school shootings culminating in a play called Bang Bang You're Dead for Trevor's... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Drassie
I originally watched this movie years ago (maybe on Lifetime or the like) and loved it then. I have hunted for this movie for a long time when I came across it here on Amazon. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Ashley