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Blame (2017)

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A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.

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Quinn Shephard

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Quinn Shephard, Laurie Shephard (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tate Donovan ... Robert McCarthy
Chris Messina ... Jeremy Woods
Trieste Kelly Dunn ... Jennifer
Quinn Shephard ... Abigail Grey
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. Howell
Nadia Alexander ... Melissa Bowman
Tessa Albertson ... Ellie Redgrave
Owen Campbell ... TJ
Marcia DeBonis ... Ms. Cohen
Luke Slattery ... Eric
Sarah Mezzanotte ... Sophie Grant
Michael Jefferson ... Hallway Teacher
Larry Mitchell ... Officer Dolan
And Palladino And Palladino ... Backround
Jack Labbe Jack Labbe ... Drama Student
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Storyline

It's the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When an intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail's confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths. Written by lament

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Metuchen, New Jersey, USA

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Reel Enigma See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Sarah Mezzanote (Sophie) and Tessa Albertson (Ellie) had both auditioned for Melissa. Nadia Alexander (Melissa) originally read for Ellie. See more »

Connections

References The Crucible (1996) See more »

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Always Be
Written & Performed by R.E.K.
Produced by Uri Bar and Quinn Shephard
Courtesy of South Third Productions
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Well done
25 June 2018 | by robneroSee all my reviews

I just read someones' review that clearly did not like it and found it disconnected. I can't help but wonder what kind of movie that person really wanted to see, because it clearly wasn't this one. It is a well connected story which parallels in a fashion, the essence of "The Crucible" as is implied. The young actors are true to the form of teenagers in high school, yes, seen before because teenagers behaviors rarely change. They are, as teenagers are. The drama is well felt as is written too. There is a sub story and a side story within this as well with a few other characters, the other students, the main character, the substitute teacher. Over all, without unraveling it, it is worth the view. I thoroughly enjoyed and the directing was also worth a mention, it was great. I hope all these get other work that shows their talent.


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