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Kids in America Details


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


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
Christopher Morris
as Chuck
Alex Anfanger
as Lawrence
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
Rosalie Ward
as Monica Rose
Amy Hill
as Mrs. Young
Derek Webster
as Police Officer #1
Mary Strong
as Reporter #1
Ron Perkins
as Murray Rietzer
Suzanne Krull
as Reporter #3
Steven Rosenbaum
as Security Guard
Damien Luvara
as Rick Gracia
Marcella Lentz-Pop
as Elizabeth Goings
Antoinette Peragine
as Tammy
Michelle Phillips
as Singer
Matthew Brent
as Nat French
Michael Tubbs
as Guitarist
Owen Williams
as Cashier
Raymond Braun
as Teenage Stanley
Justin Halliwell
as Twan
Derrick Jones
as Reporter #2
Tim Griffin
as Tony
Jeff Chase
as Asstistant Coach Fasso
Rakefet Abergel
as Goth Kid
Genevieve Cortese
as Ashley Harris


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

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