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George Washington (2000)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nasia
Donald Holden ...
George
Damian Jewan Lee ...
Vernon
Curtis Cotton III ...
Buddy
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Sonya
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Rico Rice
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Damascus
Janet Taylor ...
Aunt Ruth
Derricka Rolle ...
Whitney
Ebony Jones ...
Denise
Jonathan Davidson ...
Euless
Scott Clackum ...
Augie
Beau Nix ...
Rico's Father
Jason Shirley ...
Railroad Worker
William Tipton ...
Railroad Worker
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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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Drama

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28 September 2001 (UK)  »

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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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Trivia

Nearly all of the actors in the film were non-professionals that had been hand-picked by David Gordon Green through random circumstances. The most interesting of these circumstances was how Green met with actor Donald Holden, who played George Richardson. Green has said that he met with Donald Holden on a beach near where he lived at the time and simply asked him to be in the film. See more »

Goofs

George jumps into a pool to save a young boy from drowning. He swims very well. George has a condition from birth which makes it extremely dangerous for him to allow his head to get wet. He almost died once after being baptized in water. With this condition, it is highly unlikely for him to have learned to swim as well as he does. See more »

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George: I'm a hero because I like to save people's lives. Stuff like that.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Audion
(2000)
Written and Performed by Michael Linnen & David Wingo
Courtesy of David and Michael
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abysmal
10 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This may be the worst movie I've ever seen. Billed as an art-school film. If I'd been the prof, it would have gotten an F:

1- Contrived plot. They were trying hard to be weird, macabre, and david-lynchian, but they failed miserably.

2- Bad acting. I had the feeling these non-actors were cajoled into taking the parts, or did so as a personal favor to the film makers. But it may not be their fault, because of...(see 3 below)...

3- Terrible script. The script was so contrived that the actors were laughing even while trying to deliver their inane lines.

3- Cheap use of death, gross-out effects and gross-out events for sensationalistic purposes

4- Poor representation of the South and of NC and of Winston-Salem where the filming took place.

and finally,

5- Anything that can make a film bad that I haven't thought of was probably in the film.

The only reason for anyone to see the film:

Could be shown by a film prof to the film class on how NOT to make a film.


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