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Oleanna (1994)

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Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn.

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A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the wrong way. After the night the two spent talking, John is slapped with a sexual harassment accusation by Carol. After more accusations from Carol, John's career as a teacher begins to fall apart. This forces John with a choice on how to handle the situation, and the results make up for a shattering ending to the movie. Written by Justin Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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He said it was a lesson. She said it was sexual harassment. Whichever side you take, you're wrong. See more »

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$124,693 (USA)
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Trivia

The woman singing over the end credits is Mamet's wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, who originated the role of Carol on stage alongside William H. Macy. See more »

Goofs

When Carol leaves John's office after their second meeting, shouting "Help!", the shadow of the camera covers the door. See more »

Quotes

John: Get out of my office!
[Carol doesn't leave]
John: Get out! Get the fuck out of my office!
Carol: I'm leaving. And don't call your wife "Baby"!
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Crazy Credits

The "school song" (written by Mamet) played during the credits is sung by Mamet's wife, Rebecca Pidgeon who first performed the role of Carol on stage. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels' Revenge (1995) See more »

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Brief College Days
Words by David Mamet
Music by Rebecca Pidgeon
Soloist - Main Credits: Steve Goldstein (as Steven Goldstein)
Soloist - End Credits: Rebecca Pidgeon
© Copyright 1994 Dwight Street Music
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Wonderful! Just try to watch with an Open Mind!
7 August 2001 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my Favorites and Very Underrated.

I love movies that challenge my beliefs and shake me up, get me thinking, show me false hoods of my thinking. Mament' Oleana met this criteria and then some.

At least 3 times while watching this I wanted to turn it off! I felt disturbed, insulted and manipulated! I stuck with it and the voluminous 1:1 dialogue between John (the professor) and Carol (the student).

I watched with my wife and we had diametrically different opinions about the issue of sexual assault. This discussion with my wife was very enlightening for me; I could not believe what was coming out of her mouth. My wife was so vehemently committed to her position (that Carol was a victim of sexual assault) I started to laugh! (Tip for the fellows: never laugh at your wife in these moments!)

After another 2 hours of discussion I moved my opinion to the `middle ground'. All in all this was the most thought provoking and `shake up my atrophied beliefs' movie ever.

Highly recommended when you watch that you do so with someone else of the opposite sex! Very intriguing discussion afterwards!




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