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The Explosive Generation (1961)

The Explosive Generation (1961)

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In this socially conscious drama, based on a true-story, a high school teacher gets in trouble for having his students write compositions describing their feelings about sex. He is suspended; his students unite to defend him. A confrontation with the prudish school board ensues.

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Cast

William Shatner
as Peter Gifford
Patty McCormack
as Janet Sommers
Virginia Field
as Mrs. Katie Sommers
Lee Kinsolving
as Dan Carlyle
Billy Gray
as Bobby Herman Jr.
Phillip Terry
as Mr. Carlyle
Hanna Landy
as Mrs. Carlyle
Edward Platt
as Mr. Morton
Suzi Carnell
as Marge Ryker
Jocelyn Brando
as Mrs. Ryker
Peter Virgo
as Dean of Men
Mark Lowell
as Printing Teacher
Judee Morton
as Charlene
Stafford Repp
as Police Captain
Vito Scotti
as Custodian
Anne Dore
as The Girl
Michael Gibbs
as Substitute Teacher
Ronnie Kelman
as Basketball Player
Lee Harris
as Basketball Player
Jim D'Arcy
as Basketball Player
Stephen Dunne
as Bobby Herman Sr.
Arch Johnson
as Mr. Sommers
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Critic Reviews for The Explosive Generation

All Critics (3)

For a B movie "The Explosive Generation" isn't half bad--and it's fun watching Shatner in his first big feature role.

March 20, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
Movie Metropolis

William Shatner's first big role is in this low-budget youth film.

June 9, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... an early celebration of social protest from the youth generation.

September 17, 2007 | Full Review…
Turner Classic Movies Online

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