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Spy School
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Mark Blutman
Produced by Robert Abramoff & Bill Lykins
Written by Mark Blutman
David DuBos
Starring Forrest Landis
AnnaSophia Robb
Taylor Momsen
Rider Strong
Music by Robert Bayless
Cinematography Paul Elliott
Editing by Richard Halsey
Distributed by Screen Media
Release date(s) March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
Running time 83 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million

Spy School (also known as Doubting Thomas) is a 2008 American comedy-drama film, released outside the United States as Doubting Thomas or Lies and Spies. Although a 2008 release, the movie was actually filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Summer of 2005. The film stars Forrest Landis and AnnaSophia Robb as the lead characters. The movie focuses on the adventures of Thomas Miller, in his efforts to save the President's daughter from being kidnapped.

Plot

A twelve-year-old boy named Thomas Miller is the school troublemaker. He gets into fights and causes distractions in class, and he tells lies. Thomas is seen at the beginning of the movie fighting another student until Principal Hampton intervenes. He is next seen in class with Ms. Bleckner, in which he is assigned detention for goofing off.

While in detention, Ms. Bleckner decides to leave to get her nails polished and her hair done. Thomas sneaks out and goes to the library to read and talk with other students instead. On his way to the library, he overhears an unseen figure discussing a kidnapping plot on a cellphone. Petrified by this thought, Thomas leaves.

Thomas then encounters an FBI agent named Randal. Randal claims to be involved with researching the case and trying to stop it. Thomas explains what happened and the two go and meet up with Albert, a fellow FBI Agent.

Randal, Albert, and Thomas all perceive that the kidnapper is planning on striking during the school dance that weekend. Thomas invites his friend Jackie to go with him, but Principal Hampton and Ms. Bleckner kick them out. They sneak in anyway and continue to search in order to discover the villain.

Albert joins Thomas and Jackie in their search. Meanwhile, Randal goes looking on his own and happens to come across the unseen villain. However, the unseen villain fears being exposed, so Randal is attacked and is hit with a broom, and the unseen villain drags him away.

Albert, Thomas and Jackie continue to search the dance floor in search of clues but none arise. However, there is a suspicious feeling lurking about. Meanwhile, Ms. Bleckner is seen walking down the hall, patrolling as a hall monitor; where she hears banging on the door of the janitor's closet. Now suspicious, she opens the closet door and finds Randal inside, bound and gagged. She gets him free, and the two go to stop the janitor, who Randal reveals to be the villain.

Ms. Bleckner and Randal run onto the dance floor and arrive. Ms. Bleckner exclaims that the Janitor is the villain and that she just saved Randal's life. The Janitor is outraged at this and grabs the president's daughter and flees. Albert, Randal, Thomas, and Jackie chase him down and follow him onto a helicopter. Thomas jumps onto it and sneaks up on the Janitor and knocks him out and puts the helicopter on autopilot. The SWAT Team and National Guard appear with military-style assault rifles and get Thomas and the President's Daughter to safety. Thomas is worshipped as a hero and everyone throws a huge celebration.

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