Debating Robert Lee

Debating Robert Lee


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Debating Robert Lee

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/12/2006
UPC: 0689219500442
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: New Light Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Debating Robert Lee

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Letterle Matt
Beau Bridges Mr. Lee
Kaley Cuoco Maralee
Dale Midkiff Robert Lee
Billy Kay David
Danielle Harris Liz
Rachel Nichols Trilby
Leonardo Nam Jordan
Edwin Hodge Elliott
Luke Edwards Michael
Brad Bufanda Richard
Jonathan Hernandez Danny
Brian Kerwin Mr. Mann
Melinda Dillon Mrs. Lee
Stephen Tobolowsky District Judge
A. Martinez Mr. Alonzo

Technical Credits
Dan Polier Director,Screenwriter
Steven Chesne Score Composer
Matthew Klein Screenwriter
Ben Kufrin Cinematographer
Jeffery Passero Casting,Producer
Timothy Swain Producer
John Vasey Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Debating Robert Lee
1. Main Titles/Art History Class [7:28]
2. Freedom of Speech [7:43]
3. Picking Partners [5:17]
4. Reality Check [8:12]
5. Back in Class [2:22]
6. Dad's Phone Call [8:54]
7. Loyola Debate [9:10]
8. Debate Recap [7:12]
9. Troubling News [9:44]
10. Matt's Dad Makes an Offer [8:24]
11. Nighttime Horse Ride [8:44]
12. Cross Examination [4:56]
13. Matt Takes a Stand [6:03]
14. David Flips Out [7:33]
15. The Return Home [3:14]
16. End Credits [3:14]

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