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Off the Black (2006)

 -  Drama  -  8 December 2006 (USA)
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An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.

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Dave Tibbel
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Ray Cook
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Debra
Thomas Schall ...
Male Parent #1
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Paul Michaels
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Todd Hunter
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Ashley Tibbel
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Mr. Tibbel
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Darrell Larson ...
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Richard Terwilliger ...
Teacher
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Nancy (as Marlyne Afflack)
Michael Higgins ...
Al Cook
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An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Would you let this man be your father?

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Rated R for a crude sexual remark | See all certifications »

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8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asignatura pendiente  »

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$6,763 (USA) (8 December 2006)

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$24,035 (USA) (9 February 2007)
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Goofs

When Ray comes to pick up Dave for the reunion, Dave comes downstairs carrying a corsage in a plastic box. When Dave asks Ray if he's going to call him "son" all day, the box and flower disappear. See more »

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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That Good
Written by Eddie Floyd and Booker T. Jones
Performed by Eddie Floyd and Mavis Staples
Courtesy of Stax Records
By arrangment with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Things don't always go the way you want
4 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The third time is the charm for James Ponsoldt, writer, director and actor in a really touching indie film that everyone can relate to. Maybe that is why it died at the box office after a few weeks without really making it big. It's a story that we can all find a piece of ourselves in.

Ray's life is in the crapper. he runs a junkyard by day and comes home to a house where he lives with an ugly dog and they both drown their sorrows in beer. He umps the local games and know that is just asking for trouble.

After the local team loses their chance at the State playoff, he catches one teen who papers his house. This teen's mom has run off and his day is pretty much dead to the world. The two- Ray and Dave - hit it off and Ray becomes a surrogate dad, while Dave becomes a surrogate son.

It's funny, tender, and sad. It will make you think about your own life and count your friends - or make some if you don't have enough.


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