The Only Way (2004)

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The Only Way (2004)

Devon Browning is viewed as an outcast and is a victim of physical and emotional abuse from his classmates. After a tragic death in his family, his life begins to fall off course. He eventually seeks revenge by bringing a gun to school and opening fire on his classmates. The film offers an unwavering look at violence in schools today by showing the causes, effects, and consequences of a school shooting.
USA
IMDb   6.8 /10
Creators
Director Levi Obery
Director David Zimmerman III
Writer Levi Obery
Writer David Zimmerman III
Information
Release Date2004-05-21
Runtime1h 24mins
GenreCrime, Drama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanyTen Thirty-One Pictures Entertainment, Z3 Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Billy Kearney
Billy Kearney
Devon Browning
Victoria Corwin
Victoria Corwin
Jamie
Dustin Reinmann
Dustin Reinmann
Josh
Jerry Stowell
Jerry Stowell
Mr. Roberts
Valerie Christy
Valerie Christy
Lauren Roberts
Philip Marcille
Philip Marcille
Stan
Jordan Zimmerman
Jordan Zimmerman
Steven Browning
Chad Foster
Chad Foster
Johnny Roberts
Austin Garber
Austin Garber
Michael
Stephanie Gehrig
Stephanie Gehrig
Rachel
Dave Zimmerman
Dave Zimmerman
Mike Browning
Ted W. Cowling
Ted W. Cowling
Richard Williamson
Dan Bender
Dan Bender
Kevin Browning
Linda Adams
Linda Adams
Mrs. Good
Joe Chianakas
Joe Chianakas
Mr. Hill

The Only Way (2004 film)

The Only Way is a 2004 American film about a school shooting directed by David Zimmerman III and Levi Obery. The film is loosely based on the April 20, 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School. The film was shot entirely on location in Metamora, Illinois, Washington, Illinois, Pekin, Illinois, and Peoria, Illinois with Metamora Township High School, the same high school from which the film's directors graduated, serving as the principal location.


Home media

A limited edition DVD of the film was released on June 19, 2007. The DVD contained the original version of the film (also referred to as the "school cut") and a new "re-cut" version of the film. The 2007 version is slightly different from the original version and most notably contains more violent gruesome imagery and language not suitable for the premiere of the film, which took place at Metamora Township High School. On December 29, 2008, two new DVDs were released: the School Cut Special Edition and the Re-Cut Special Edition. Both versions of the film were also made available On Demand for the first time. The School Cut is targeted at schools and other organizations for educational purposes. A new website, The Only Way: Resources for Teachers and Parents, was launched by the filmmakers as a companion to the School Cut.