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Teenagers stand up for their rights and take on the woman who wants to scuttle their freedoms in this comedy drama inspired by a true story. Principal Weller (Julie Bowen) is the ambitious but hard-headed leader of Booker High School. Weller plans to run for superintendent of her school district, and believes if she wants to win she needs to project the image of a no-nonsense leader, and with that in mind she begins cracking down on what she sees as discipline problems at Booker High. However, in many cases what she sees as kids out of control are seen by others as kids expressing themselves, including a girl who wants to distribute condoms to recognize National Safe Sex Day, and two boys who are caught kissing in the hallway between classes. Mr. Drucker (Malik Yoba) is a teacher at Booker who tries to champion the students' rights of free expression, but his conflicts with Principal Weller end up costing him his job when he's fired for questioning her authority. Holden Donovan (Gregory Smith) is a student at Booker who is alarmed that the students have lost one of their few allies, and decides to do something about it -- along with his classmates, he sets out to establish and defend the right of free expression for high-school students, and launches a campaign against Weller's bid to become superintendent. Kids in America also stars Stephanie Sherrin, Nicole Richie, Adam Arkin, George Wendt, and Elizabeth Perkins. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005

Cast

Gregory Smith
as Holden Donovan
Stephanie Sherrin
as Charlotte Pratt
Malik Yoba
as Will Drucker
Julie Bowen
as Principal Weller
Caitlin Wachs
as Katie
Emy Coligado
as Emily Young
Alex Anfanger
as Lawrence
Christopher Morris
as Chuck
Adam Arkin
as Mr. Mumsford
George Wendt
as Coach Thompson
Andrew Shaifer
as Chip Stratton
Rosanna Arquette
as Abby Pratt
Elizabeth Perkins
as Sondra Charmichael
Charles Shaughnessy
as Sergeant Charmichael
W. Earl Brown
as Boss McGinn
Kim Coles
as Loretta Jenkins
Samantha Mathis
as Jennifer Rose
Steven Rosenbaum
as Security Guard
Suzanne Krull
as Reporter #3
Tim Griffin
as Tony
Derek Webster
as Police Officer #1
Owen Williams
as Cashier
Derrick Jones
as Reporter #2
Marcella Lentz-Pop
as Elizabeth Goings
Damien Luvara
as Rick Gracia
Antoinette Peragine
as Tammy
Mary Strong
as Reporter #1
Matthew Brent
as Nat French
Michael Tubbs
as Guitarist
Rakefet Abergel
as Goth Kid
Raymond Braun
as Teenage Stanley
Ron Perkins
as Murray Rietzer
Rosalie Ward
as Monica Rose
Michelle Phillips
as Singer
Justin Halliwell
as Twan
Amy Hill
as Mrs. Young
Jeff Chase
as Asstistant Coach Fasso
Genevieve Cortese
as Ashley Harris

Crew

Josh Stolberg
Director
Andrew Shaifer
Producer
Andrew Shaifer
Screenwriter
B.C. Smith
Composer (Music Score)
Sue Jacobs
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tracy Lee Curtis
Editor
Stephen J. Readmond
Production Designer
B. Billie Greif
Executive Producer
Scott Rosenfelt
Executive Producer
Nikoya Gonzalez
Costume Designer
Karin Mcgaughey
Set Decorator
Guy Livneh
Camera Operator
Hiro Koda
Stunts
Brandon Loeser
Stunts
Itamar Ben Jacob
Sound Mixer
Karen Meisels
Casting
Steven Corbiere
Sound Mixer
Dylan Forer
Driver
Dennis LaValle
Dialogue Coach
Franny Baldwin Benullo
Line Producer
Jerry Pruiett
Set Dresser
Richard Miro
ADR Loop Group
Jordan Pontell
Production Assistant
Christina Karaioannoglou
Key Hairstylist
Rick Peebles
Grip
Toni Matulic
Second Assistant Camera
Aaron Schulte
Grip
Aaron Schulte
Lighting
Shawn Whelan
Electrician
Danny Downey
Stunts Coordinator
Banzai Vitale
Stunts Coordinator
Angelo Vacco
ADR Loop Group
Colie Wertz
Matte Artist
Albee Winbush
Driver
Ray Guillory
Boom Operator
Sylvia Vidaurri
Craft Service/Catering
Maciek Malish
Dialogue Editor
Saidy Uribe
Production Coordinator
Sara De Pue
Assistant Makeup
Cecilia Perna
ADR Mixer
Cecilia Perna
Foley Mixer
Karen Steyr
Still Photographer
Jarmil Maupin
Sound Effects Editor
Tim Wattez
Electrician
Nadine Maybruck
Personal Assistant
Ryan McCoy
Grip
David Waldman
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Takuro Ishizaka
Second Unit Camera
Arthur Rich
Set Production Assistant
Jessica Murray
Set Dresser
David Heckel
ADR Loop Group
Vanessa Schiff
Casting Assistant
Valerie Dillman
ADR Loop Group
Stephen J. Readmond
Second Unit Director
Jay Keiser
Dialogue Editor
Jay Keiser
Supervising ADR Editor
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