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Margaret -- A New York City girl (Anna Paquin) who feels that she played a role in a fatal traffic accident attempts to set things right, though she faces life-changing opposition at every turn.
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Writer (WGA):
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 2012 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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12 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anna Paquin ... Lisa Cohen

J. Smith-Cameron ... Joan

Mark Ruffalo ... Maretti

Jeannie Berlin ... Emily

Jean Reno ... Ramon

Sarah Steele ... Becky

John Gallagher Jr. ... Darren
Cyrus Hernstadt ... Curtis

Allison Janney ... Monica Patterson

Kieran Culkin ... Paul

Matt Damon ... Mr. Aaron

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Mitchell

Betsy Aidem ... Abigail

Adam Rose ... Anthony
Nick Grodin ... Matthew

Jonathan Hadary ... Deutsch

Josh Hamilton ... Victor

Rosemarie DeWitt ... Mrs. Maretti

Glenn Fleshler ... 1st Man
Stephen Conrad Moore ... 2nd Man
Gio Perez ... Kid

Matthew Broderick ... John

Jake O'Connor ... David

David Mazzucchi ... Lionel
Jerry Matz ... Mr. Klein

Kevin Carroll ... Mr. Lewis

Hina Abdullah ... Angie

Olivia Thirlby ... Monica

Kenneth Lonergan ... Karl

Enid Graham ... Bonnie

Brittany Underwood ... Leslie
T. Scott Cunningham ... Gary

Michael Ealy ... Dave the Lawyer

Renée Fleming ... Opera Singer
Susan Graham ... Opera Singer 2

Adam LeFevre ... Rob

Krysten Ritter ... Salesgirl

Matt Bush ... Kurt (as Matthew Bush)
Anna Berger ... Neighborhood Lady #1
Rose Arrick ... Neighborhood Lady #2
Pippin Parker ... Opera Fan

Stephanie Cannon ... Woman Mourner #1
Kevin Geer ... AIG Detective #2

Kelly Wolf ... Annette
Johann Carlo ... Neighbor

Carlo Alban ... Rodrigo
Christine Goerke ... Opera Singer 'Norma'

Liza Colón-Zayas ... Nurse

Jason Pendergraft ... Young Cop - Not Photographed
Yves Abel ... 'Hoffman' Conductor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Hopson ... Opera patron (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Metropolitan Opera Theatre Guest (uncredited)

Robert Myers ... Opera Buff (uncredited)
Breanna Pine ... Actress In Broadway Play (uncredited)
Melissa Rocco ... Paul's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Chris Seppentino ... Opera Patron (uncredited)

Ken Sladyk ... Opera Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Lonergan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)

Produced by
Blair Breard .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
Anthony Minghella .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nico Muhly 
 
Cinematography by
Ryszard Lenczewski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Fay  (as Michael Fay)
Anne McCabe 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Art Direction by
James Donahue 
 
Set Decoration by
Ron von Blomberg 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Felice Diamond .... makeup artist
Anita Gibson .... assistant makeup artist
Thom Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist
Anthony Gueli .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Cookie Jordan .... hair stylist: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Roxanne Rizzo .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Peggy Schierholz .... hair stylist (as Peg Schierholz)
Ryan Sherratt .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Rob Van Dorssen .... makeup artist: Renee Fleming and Susan Graham, "Hoffman" opera sequence
Tom Watson .... hair stylist: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Mary Aaron .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Bausch .... production supervisor
Nan Bernstein Freed .... unit production manager: additional photography
Blair Breard .... unit production manager
Jennifer Roth .... unit production manager
Alexis Wiscomb .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Joe Camp)
Sarah Rae Garrett .... second second assistant director
Colin MacLellan .... second assistant director
Michael T. Meador .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Mike Meador)
Kenyon Noble .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Todd Pfeiffer .... first assistant director
Manny Siverio .... second unit director
Andrew Fiero .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Aaron D. Forste .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stephen A. Baker .... second construction grip (as Stephen Baker)
Russell Barnes .... art department coordinator
John Bjerklie .... shop scenic
Patrick Campbell .... storyboard artist
John J. Ciccimarro .... construction coordinator (as John Ciccimarro)
Frank DeCurtis Jr. .... set dresser (as Frank De Curtis Jr.)
Guido DeCurtis .... leadman (as Guido De Curtis)
Richard Dowgin .... key construction grip (as Rich Dowgin)
Matt Gamiello .... set dresser
Bruce Jordan .... construction grip
Warren Jorgensen .... charge scenic
Diane Lederman .... set decorator: additional photography
Richard Morris .... stand-by set dresser
Evan C. Newell .... shop production assistant (as Evan Newell)
John Paul .... camera scenic
Susan Raney .... assistant set decorator (as Rue Raney)
Kevin L. Raper .... graphics (as Kevin Raper)
Daniel Ritchel .... second assistant props
Rosalie Russino .... scenic artist
Michael Saccio .... set dresser: additional photography (as Mike Saccio)
Jennifer Scarlata .... set dresser: additional photography
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Joseph Sciretta .... shop electrician (as Joseph Sciretta)
Erwin F. Sholes .... assistant property master (as Ed Sholes)
Fredda Slavin .... art director: additional photography
Matt Storelli .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Steve Swanson .... leadman: additional photography
Jason Tipa .... key carpenter
John Ward .... carpenter
Joan Winters .... graphics
Sabrina Wright .... property master
Tomas Zeman .... art department production assistant
Carlton McClarence .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator (as Laurel Ann Bridges)
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Dan Edelstein .... adr editor
George Grant .... cable person: additional photography
Paul Hsu .... additional sound designer
Charles R. Hunt .... sound mixer: additional photography (as Charles Hunt)
Bobby Johanson .... adr recordist
Dan Korintus .... supervising dialogue editor
Tony Martinez .... additional sound effects
Eric McAllister .... assistant sound editor
Jan McLaughlin .... boom operator: additional photography
Eliza Paley .... dialogue editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound designer
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound supervisor
Gary Silver .... cable person
Stuart Stanley .... supervising foley editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sweeney .... foley editor (as William Sweeney)
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound consultant
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor
Lila Yomtoob .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Yomtoob)
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
John Chominsky .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Debby VanPoucke .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad V. Brink Jr. .... special effects (as Conrad Brink Jr.)
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator (as Conrad Brink Sr.)
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design
Dana Bloder .... optical producer
J. John Corbett .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Jesse Morrow .... opticals
Adrienne Winterhalter .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Leslie Chung .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunts
Mike Burke .... stunts (as Michael Burke)
Niabi Caldwell .... stunts
Brianna Farfel .... stunts (as Brianna L. Farfel)
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
John McLaughlin .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rico Omega Alston .... video assist (as Rico Alston)
Will Arnot .... steadicam operator
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer: additional photography (as Phil Caruso)
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator
Divine Cox .... company grip
Gavin Curran .... rigging electrician: additional photography
Mark Eguyd .... rigging gaffer
Mark Egyud .... gaffer: additional photography
David Flanigan .... second assistant camera
Brad Goss .... best boy grip: additional photography
Brad Goss .... key rigging grip
Steve Greenberg .... generator operator: additional photography
James Gregory .... best boy electric
James Gregory .... rigging electrician: additional photography (as Jim Gregory)
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Gary Jackiewicz .... dolly grip
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator
Billy Kerwick .... company grip (as William Kerwick)
Tom Kerwick .... company grip (as Thomas Kerwick Jr.)
Tom Kerwick .... key grip
Steve Leif .... electrician: additional photography
Neal Luberda .... best boy grip (as Neil Luberda)
Neal Luberda .... grip: additional photography (as Neil Luberda)
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer
Doug Meils .... best boy electric: additional photography
John Meils .... electrician: additional photography
William Meils .... electrician
Claudio Miranda .... director of photography: additional photography
Joe Morrone .... loader (as Joe Marrone)
Joe Morrone .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Saade Mustafa .... electrician: additional photography
Chris Passalacqua .... electrician (as Chris Passalaqua)
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Marilyn Rennagel .... lighting designer: "Hoffman" opera sequence
Randy Schwartz .... loader: additional photography
Perry Wolberger .... electrician
Robert Carnevale .... grip (uncredited)
Anthony Ciurea .... additional grip (uncredited)
Marcel Ciurea .... grip (uncredited)
Brant S. Fagan .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
John Hockenberry .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Richards .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Jonathan Stern .... additional grip (uncredited)
David J. Thompson .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... set costumer
Jill E. Anderson .... costume supervisor: additional photography (as Jill Anderson)
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... costume intern (as May Elbaz)
Amy Bradshaw .... costume shopper
Jennifer Halpern .... assistant costume designer: "Hoffman" opera sequence, background
Leah Katznelson .... assistant costume designer
Lucia Lettini .... costumer: additional photography
Vern Malone .... costumer: additional photography
Mary Margaret O'Neill .... costume shopper
Martin Pakledinaz .... costume designer: Renee Fleming and Susan Graham, "Hoffman" opera sequence
Diana Pappas .... costume production assistant
Christy Rilling .... costume production assistant
Melissa Stanton .... costume supervisor (as Melissa Adzima-Stanton)
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Booras .... assistant editor
Don Ciana .... color timer
Pete Conlin .... post production
Anita Gabrosek .... assistant editor
James W. Harrison III .... assistant editor (as James Harrison)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate colorist (directors cut)
Matt Mayer .... assistant editor
Mike Selemon .... assistant editor
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter: Match Cut Film Services
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter: Match Cut Film Services
Daniel Triller .... assistant editor
Cory Poccia .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Anthony Ripoli .... additional editor (uncredited)
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Bora .... music mixer: Looking Glass Studios
Dan Bora .... music recordist: Looking Glass Studios
John Carbonara .... assistant music editor
Trevor Gureckis .... music preparation
David Kneuss .... opera consultant: "Les contes d'Hoffmann" sequence
B.T. McNicholl .... opera coordinator (as BT McNicholl)
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Nic Ratner .... music supervisor
Christian Rutledge .... music production coordinator
Bobby Sunshine .... musician
Michael Trepagnier .... assistant engineer
Chad Yarbrough .... musician
Richard King .... additional music mixer (uncredited)
Richard King .... additional music recordist (uncredited)
Lisa Liu .... musician: violin soloist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ernie Acquavella .... driver (as Ernie Acquevilla)
Joseph Amorosa .... driver
Frank Appedu III .... driver (as Frank Appedeu III)
Patrick Bentz .... driver
David Boyde .... driver
Rudolph Camphausen .... driver: additional photography (as Rudy Camphausen)
John Canavan .... transportation co-captain
Richard Cella .... driver: additional photography
Carmen E. Costa .... driver: additional photography (as Carmen Costa)
John Edler .... driver
Curtis Europe .... driver
Kenneth Harrigan .... driver: additional photography (as Kenny Harrigan)
George Holtzer .... transportation co-captain: additional photography
Robert Johnson .... driver: additional photography (as Bobby Johnson)
James Kelly .... driver: additional photography (as Jimmy Kelly)
Don 'Ducky' Lapine .... driver: additional photography (as Donald Lapine)
Richard McGrath .... driver: additional photography
Thomas McGuire .... driver
Vic Nowak .... driver (as Wiktor Nowak)
Eugene O'Neill .... transportation captain (as Gene O'Neill)
Joseph Paprota .... driver
Billy Reilly .... driver: additional photography
Scott Roth .... driver: additional photography
Doug Salomone .... driver (as Douglas Salomone)
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain: additional photography (as Charlie Spillane)
Barry Sweeney .... driver (as Barry Sweeneyz)
 
Other crew
Michael Altman .... production assistant
Ethan Anderson .... production assistant
Nuri Bell .... location production assistant: additional photography (as Nuri Xander Bell)
Mirashyam Blakeslee .... production assistant: additional photography (as Myrasham Blakeslee)
Jason Buim .... production assistant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Andrea Cannistraci)
Lisa Cofini .... post-production accountant: I'll Keep You Posted
Jeremy Crane .... co-production coordinator: additional photography (as Jeremy B. Crane)
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield .... production accountant: additional photography (as Maureen Crutchfield)
Greg Cuozzo .... chef: Gourmet To U
Jason Dean .... assistant production coordinator
Dianne Dreyer .... script supervisor: additional photography
Jules Eggli .... production secretary
Massoumeh Emami .... script supervisor
Joe Facey .... craft service: additional photography
Daniel Fine .... first assistant accountant: additional photography
Patricia Fletcher .... dialect coach: Jean Reno
Michael Fucci .... location manager
Sam Gomez .... assistant location manager
Mike Gorwitz .... production office intern (as Michael Gorwitz)
Jessalyn Haefele .... production assistant
James Hinton .... first assistant accountant
Jordan Horowitz .... executive: Camelot Pictures
Andrew Hurwitz .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Jule Ann Jappe .... assistant location manager: additional photography (as Jule Jappe)
David Koch .... production assistant: second unit, additional photography
Elizabeth Krekel .... second assistant accountant
Keith Krinsky .... location assistant
Rosalind Lawton .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Rosalynd Lawton)
Jeremy David Lee .... production secretary (as Jeremy Lee)
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor: second unit
Cisco Marcial .... parking coordinator
Albert Massiah .... production assistant: additional photography
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Donna Ostroff .... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Tiffany Hayzlett Parker .... assistant: Mr. Lonergan (as Tiffany Parker)
Vivian Pavlos .... production assistant: additional photography
Susan Pazos .... location scout (as Sue Pazos)
Oak Porcelli .... production assistant: additional photography
Philip A. Ramos .... co-production coordinator: additional photography
Nicole Real .... production assistant: additional photography
John Reeves .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Nora Resnick .... production assistant: additional photography
Alan Saks .... legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Will Schluter .... production assistant
April Schott .... production assistant
Lisa Simon .... production assistant
Jonathan Sinaw .... production assistant: additional photography
Jason Stant .... payroll accountant
Joice Stewart .... payroll accountant: additional photography
Anita Sum .... production coordinator
Joey Syta .... unit location assistant
Wendy Taylor .... location assistant: additional photography
Ben Thomson .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Gary Thomson .... craft service: Thomson Brothers
Rose Viggiano .... location manager: additional photography
Whitney J. Willard .... production accountant (as Whitney Willard)
Leslie E. Witt .... set medic: additional photography
Craig T. Wood .... production assistant (as Craig Wood)
Frank Angelcyk .... production staff (uncredited)
Timothy Auld .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Francine Berman .... stand-in: j. Smith Cameron (uncredited)
Heath Brandon .... production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (uncredited)
Michael Diliberti .... executive assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Dave Donars .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rey Figueroa .... location assistant (uncredited)
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anouk Frösch .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy .... production financing (uncredited)
Hugo Jeuffrault .... craft service (uncredited)
Phyllis Johnson .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Eric Kench .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Carl Li .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Marley .... stand-in: Anna Paquin (uncredited)
B. Reeves .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Rodriguez .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
Kat Scicluna .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jonathan Weiner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Matt Damon (uncredited)
 
Thanks
The Metropolitan Opera .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images
Runtime:
150 min | 186 min (extended cut)
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Trivia:
Originally scheduled for release in 2007 but Kenneth Lonergan spent a further 4 years struggling with Fox Searchlight Pictures over the final cut, resulting in several lawsuits.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): There's a close-up shot of a New York Times article about the bus driver. The article says he works for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The correct name is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.See more »
Quotes:
David:A red light case is a 50-50 proposition already.See more »
Soundtrack:
On the Good Ship LollipopSee more »

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31 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Sprawling Cassavettes Like Tale Of Anguished Young Woman's Guilt, 20 January 2012
Author: Matthew Stechel (mateob25@aol.com) from United States

The film is just over two and a half hours long and while it doesn't fly on by--it doesn't slowly crawl on by either. There are a lot of scenes that flow really really nicely into other scenes that might not have to do with the main plot line but seem to belong in the movie all the same. I can kind of see why the writer/director had trouble trimming it even at two and a half hours, its hard to tell where or what to trim since the main plot line of the movie isn't really the point so much as all the establishing things that contribute to Lisa's mood and state of mind as the movie progresses. (i think) If you're reading this you probably already know the main plot line--teenage girl Lisa causes massive bus accident resulting in a single death, and spends the rest of the movie both breaking down emotionally and trying to right what she feels she did wrong. (the accident is really, really not entirely her fault, but she feels enormous guilt just the same as she should) Anna Paquin gives an incredible performance here--i don't just mean that Paguin's performance is really emotional (which it is)--or that she feels like a real life teenager here (so confident in her rightness, so prone to outbursts when her rightness isn't so right) i mean that Paquin's performance really, pretty much completely single-handedly holds this entire jumble together into one coherent narrative--and for that she's almost like Kenneth Lonnigran's equivalent to Ben Gazzara here. We follow her as she runs into all sorts of people, and we follow her thru all of her mood swings and somewhat pointless arguments that she picks with some of these people, and completely well reasoned arguments that she picks with others...she's the kind of well intentioned but guilt racked protaginist you would expect to find in a novel or a play, or maybe a really good ongoing TV series--but definitely not a film with a definitive arc which is what makes her character that much more surprising.

The film really did call to mind some of John Cassavettes' films in both its rambling yet always moving forward (but never exactly straight forward) narrative and the many, many set pieces consisting of minute characters just talking....not to mention all the natrualistic scenes of Lisa just hanging out in her element. (meaning in school, with friends, arguing with her mom, etc) Movie is very very dialog heavy and yet somehow it never comes across as trying to strong-arm you into a specific point of view, at least until the last half hour or so--as its main character eventually and forcefully takes one on of her own.

This is a movie that for all of its strengths has plenty of weaknesses in it as well. For one thing I'm not sure what the heck Jean Reno is doing here exactly. I'm only slightly less curious about what the heck Matt Damon is doing here also. (was he supposed to be Lisa's moral compass? because his character doesn't really make any sense really. If there's one character who seems like he should have had more screen time it would have to be him) i'm not enitrely sure why we keep cutting back to Matthew Broderick who outside the scenes of him moderating English class debates (?!?!) doesn't seem to have much of a character to play. i'm not entirely sure the ending justified the extreme buildup--i'm also not sure how realistic that ending decision actually is either, but i'll let that go just because the movie had to have an ending. Even tho I enjoyed the constant cutting back to Lisa's mom's storyline (J Smith Cameron is pretty good here too i should point out)--i'm not even sure all of that was necessary to tell Lisa's story so thoroughly--even if the relationship between the mom and the daughter i think is supposed to be the backbone of the movie...and yet with all of these questionable elements just kind of thrown on in there one on top of the other, (like they're all so tightly wound together that it would be hard to pick one off without feeling like something was missing i should add)--- the movie does remain really quite watchable right up until the end--anchored very nicely by the excellent work of Anna Paquin so really that's a feat just by itself i think. This is a film that will be overrated by some, and too easily dismissed by many others...yet this definitely is a challenging film and one that i think should make a pretty good civics lesson to some high school/college students in the years ahead--provided schools are still teaching civics in the years ahead.

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