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Guilty at 17 (2014)

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A teenager becomes overwhelmed with guilt after her lies to support a friend's claim of sexual assault lead to the accused teacher's suicide.


Anthony Lefresne


Douglas Howell (as Doug Howell), David DeCrane | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Sanders ... Traci Scott
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... June Gailey
Catherine Dent ... Melanie Scott
Michael Woods ... Don Scott
Chloe Rose ... Devon Cavanor
Zack Peladeau ... Jay Allerson
Rob Stewart ... Gilbert Adkins
Vanessa Morgan ... Leigh
Allison Graham ... Rona Ashton
Jefferson Brown ... Steve Dawson
Kevin Bundy Kevin Bundy ... Gary Foster
Lindsay Gerro ... Nurse Linda
Sarah McVie ... Detective
Rick Burchill Rick Burchill ... Irving Cavanor
Sophie Gendron ... Aileen
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When 17-year-old Traci is lured into believing one of her friends was sexually assaulted by a teacher, she makes the mistake of lying to support the girl's story and is consumed with guilt when the teacher then commits suicide. But this is just the beginning. Caught up in a web of deceit, Traci befriends and confides in a female teacher that's more connected to the scam than Traci realizes, putting the girl in serious danger. Written by Reel One Entertainment

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Did You Know?


Erin Sanders (Traci Scott) and Catherine Dent (Melanie Scott) were working on their TV shows, Zoey 101 and The Shield before working together on this movie. In Zoey 101, Sanders played brainy girl Quinn Pensky. While in The Shield, Dent played patrol officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer; the lover to Michael Chiklis' character Vic Mackey. Coincidentally, both shows ended in 2008 and Zoey 101 aired during The Shield's 4th season. See more »


When Traci is talking to her dad in the bleachers, the hood on her sweater goes from zipped inside the sweater to fully outside her sweater. See more »

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Explosive beginning but then disappoints, slowly fizzling out
21 July 2014 | by rana2757See all my reviews

Guilty at 17 was carried by one of the movie channels and aired on July 6 when I caught it, happening to be awake when otherwise I'd normally be in bed.

The film gets right to the point: with allegations of sexual abuse. The premise is perfect for a sizzling tennis match with conflicting testimonies, hidden agendas, teenage angst under peer pressure and undercover investigative work to search for the truth. However, bad script writing then takes over and we're left with a half-hearted badminton match between two key personalities, the heroine and the villainess. Both appear hamstrung by some ludicrous moments in the script that render the film almost comical.

As a viewer, I thought June Gailey's grief simply too mechanical at the teacher's suicide. Her moment of denial at his death is fleeting. Her anger was non-existent. Her recollection of happier times with him is blatantly absent. She moves straight to the final stage of bereavement by token acceptance. The audience is left bewildered at her decision to then turn around and investigate this suicide as suspicious. Overall, Alex Paxton-Beesly starts with tremendous potential since she's the "living" victim of a dastardly deed but the directors squander this capital by canning her emotional expression.

Chloe Rose plays the bad girl Devon Cavanor and I think she does a terrific job being the pathological schemer eventually caught up in her own game. The scenes of conflict between June and Devon are there in theory but are simply not exploited.

The audience expects a dramatic flare up between the two women in the classic sense: "good" girl against "bad" girl. Alas, there's no shouting or screaming, pulling of hair, glass shattering, dishes smashing and tables tumbling. There's no passion at all! It might be corny but even some little action between the heroine and the villain, a little hot, intense girl on girl fight scene, for example, would bump up the entertainment value, providing some dramatic relief to the monotony of poor script.

Finally, many of the personalities portrayed appear "out of character" with their real person seeming to take over at times, leaving one wondering whether we're still in the movie or in a reality TV series.

Overall the film needs some serious editing and a major script overhaul but that's probably not to be expected from its Canadian producers.

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Release Date:

20 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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