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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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David Mamet's script was heavily criticized as sexist. He defended himself against this allegation in (Guardian supplement) (UK) 8 April 2004, pg. 8-9, "'Why can't I show a woman telling lies?'" 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 »

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[last lines]
John: Oh, my God.
Carol: Yes, that's right.
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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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Quirky, full of irony, not a film for everyone
29 November 1999 | by (Charlotte, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The dialogue is difficult to get past -- you want to grab the characters one at a time by the throat so the other one can at least finish a sentence or thought without interruption. But if you stick with it, the characters do deliver on what had to be a difficult script. And I found the irony of the story line to be the reward. It is a mind game -- not for the casual viewer.


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