Killing Mr. Griffin is a 1997 American film directed by Jack Bender and starring Jay Thomas, Scott Bairstow and Amy Jo Johnson. The film is based on Killing Mr. Griffin, a novel by Lois Duncan. After being humiliated in English class by his teacher Mr. Griffin (Jay Thomas), popular high school student Mark Kinney (Scott Bairstow) wants his revenge. With his friends, he plans to kidnap Mr. Griffin, using his girlfriend Susan (Amy Jo Johnson) as bait, to frighten Mr. Griffin and photograph him and expose him for the fatuous phoney that he seems to be. But the prank goes wrong when Griffin dies from heart failure. Now Mark and his friends must cover their tracks before they are accused of murder.