Killing Mr. Griffin

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Killing Mr. Griffin ★★½ 1997

If this sounds suspiciously akin to the plot for 1999's “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” it's not just your imagination. However, this TV movie is based on the novel by Lois Duncan. Evil high school teacher Mr. Griffin antagonizes all his students, who wind up kidnapping and humiliating him—leaving him tied up in the woods. But when Mr. G turns up dead, the students are all suspects unless they can point the cops in another direction. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Scott Bairstow, Amy Jo Johnson, Mario Lopez, Chris Young, Michelle Williams, Jay Thomas, Scott Jaeck, Denise Dowse; D: Jack Bender; W: Michael Angeli, Kathleen Rowell; C: David Geddes; M: Christophe Beck. TV