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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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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
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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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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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The film did not receive a theatrical release in Australia. See more »

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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 »

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Nasia: [voice-over] They used to get around, walkin' around, lookin' at stuff. They used to try to find clues to all the mysteries and mistakes God had made. My friend George said that he was gonna live to be 100 years old. He said - He said that he was going to be the president of the United States. I wanted to see him lead a parade and wave a flag on the Fourth of July. He just wanted greatness. The grown-ups in my town, they were never kids like me and my friends. They had worked in wars and build ...
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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 »

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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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A Hit
(2000)
Written and Performed by Michael Linnen & David Wingo
Courtesy of David and Michael
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22 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

The use of an amateur cast gets us, the audience, into a mindset where this could be a real small town. Indeed, because they are not actors, they probably "act" more naturally in certain circumstances.

I am not going to attempt a thorough review here, because I think there is much that can be said and I do not want to say anything without deeper thought. Clearly a race aspect exists, as does a class aspect. There is some discussion of who or what a hero can be.

And then, how does this film relate to the 1960s' Clu Gulager film? There is much to consider.


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