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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Long Ago And Far Away
Words by David Mamet
Music by Rebecca Pidgeon
Soloist: Steve Goldstein (as Steven Goldstein)
© Copyright 1994 Dwight Street Music
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a masterpiece
29 May 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I've read some of the comments and they are simply ridiculous. This is a masterpiece of social criticism, period. If you don't understand it, that's your problem, but this is one of those intellectual achievements that are overlooked at their release and appreciated 100 years later..

This society is sick: feminism, political correctness, "sexual" correctness and God knows what. And Mr Mamet analyzes one of the most pathetic and odious aspect of the matter: sexual harassment (Once I've read a feminist saying that rape is "subtle" and women who thought they had consenting sex might have actually been cheated - by evil men, I suppose). I don't even know how the producer could find a distributor for this film.. Thanks God he did.

People, you do not deserve a film like this. Go get a crappy independent movie!


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