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Debating Robert Lee (2006)

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A group of typical high-school students finds their foundations shaken and their beliefs challenged by a newly arrived debate teacher who makes it his mission to explore their innermost feelings on the subject of life and death. The setting is Palos Verdes, CA, and the teacher is Robert Lee (Dale Midkiff), a graduate of the Georgia Military Academy who has gained a reputation as one of the best debate teachers in the country. Every teenager has his or her fair share of problems, but when Lee specifically pairs his new students up with partners whom they don't get along with and assigns them a debate on the hot-button topic of euthanasia, high-school rivalries soon heat up to epic proportions. However, the students aren't the only ones with problems; as Lee struggles to come to terms with an adolescent trauma he has never quite been able to shake, the innermost passions of teachers and students alike begin to emerge though fierce competition and the questioning of longstanding beliefs. Beau Bridges, Danielle Harris, Kaley Cuoco, and Billy Kay co-star in a thought-provoking teen drama from director Dan Polier.

Cast

Brian Kerwin
as Mr. Mann
Billy Kay
as David
Brad Bufanda
as Richard
Luke Edwards
as Michael
Beau Bridges
as Mr. Lee
A Martinez
as Mr. Alonzo
Edwin Hodge
as Elliott
Stephen Tobolowsky
as District Judge
Kaley Cuoco
as Maralee
Dale Midkiff
as Robert Lee
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