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George Washington (2000)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 September 2001 (UK)
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

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Nasia
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George
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Vernon
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Buddy
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Sonya
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Rico Rice
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Damascus
Janet Taylor ...
Aunt Ruth
Derricka Rolle ...
Whitney
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Denise
Jonathan Davidson ...
Euless
Scott Clackum ...
Augie
Beau Nix ...
Rico's Father
Jason Shirley ...
Railroad Worker
William Tipton ...
Railroad Worker
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Storyline

Set in a small town in North Carolina, George Washington is the story of a tight-knit multi-racial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie. After a twelve-year-old girl breaks up with her boyfriend for a sensitive, deeply introspective thirteen-year-old boy named George, a bizarre series of events and an innocent cover-up launches their insular group on individual quests for redemption. Written by Anonymous

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down this twisted road, please watch over my soul and lift me up so gently so as not to touch the ground.

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28 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Джордж Вашингтон  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,335 (USA) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$241,816 (USA) (10 August 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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The film did not receive a theatrical release in Australia. See more »

Goofs

It is stated early in the film that Buddy is 13 years old, yet on his missing sign, it says he is only 10. See more »

Quotes

Vernon: I just wish I had my own tropical island, I wish... I wish I was... I could go to China, I wish I could go out of The States... I wish I had my own planet, I wish I... I wish there were 200 of me, man... I wish I could just sit around with computers and just brainstorm all day man. I wish I was born again... I wish I could get saved and get my life through Christ... then maybe he can forgive me for what I did... I wish there was just one belief... my belief.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank ... The Maders ... Christof Gebert's Mom ... The Thompson Family ... The McIlwain Family ... The Purcell Family ... The People of Kennersville, North Carolina and The People of Spencer, North Carolina. See more »

Connections

References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Were the Best Part
(2000)
Written and Performed by Andrew Gillis
Courtesy of Grammar Rodeo Records
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You're expected to think
13 November 2007 | by (Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.) – See all my reviews

Don't look for a simple, linear plot line or resolutions to what you think are the problems. "George Washington" is the offspring of "Gummo" and "Stand by Me", and a very distant relative to "Eraserhead" (but with a soul). The dialog is often beyond the age, character, and scope of the kids depicted (similar to "Brick"), which can be disconcerting, yet, when suspending disbelief, remained interesting. The scoring is dark and moody – and seldom lets up. On occasion, the lack of actor training can be seen in the kids, but for the most part they do a good job. The locations are full of dying and dead culture – rich, textural, beautiful crumbling Industrial Revolution. This is a ponderous, sometimes overly artful film that is none the less worth seeing and considering afterwards. It has things to say – and you're expected to use your own mind.


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