Speech & Debate Movie

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Who's Involved:

Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dan Harris, Liam James, Stephen Karam, Skylar Astin, Kal Penn, Darren Criss, Sarah Steele, Austin P. McKenzie

Release Date:

Friday, April 7, 2017 (Limited)

mature thematic content involving teen sexuality, substance use, and some language

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Follows three teenagers brought together by a series of mishaps. Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, the unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

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Who stars in Speech & Debate: Cast List

"The Way, Way Back"  

"Permission" , "Spanglish"  


"Love Don't Cost a Thing" , "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"  

"Ghosts of War" , "Monkey Up"  

"Summer of Soul" , "Vivo"  

"National Champions" , "Deck the Halls"  

"Hollywood" , "Girl Most Likely"  

Who's making Speech & Debate: Crew List

A look at the Speech & Debate behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Dan Harris last directed Imaginary Heroes. The film's writer Stephen Karam last wrote The Humans.


Dan Harris


Stephen Karam

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Production: What we know about Speech & Debate?

Key Facts

  1. An adaptation of Stephen Karam's off-Broadway play.

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2017: The film was in Completed status.

Speech & Debate Release Date: When was the film released?

Speech & Debate was released in 2017 on Friday, April 7, 2017 (Limited release). There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Case for Christ and Going in Style.

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