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Off the Black (2006)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Tibbel
Ray Cook
Thomas Schall ...
Male Parent #1
Male Parent #2
Paul Michaels
Todd Hunter
Sonia Feigelson ...
Ashley Tibbel
Mr. Tibbel
Man in Doctor's Office
Richard Terwilliger ...
Nancy (as Marlyne Afflack)
Michael Higgins ...
Al Cook


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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Would you let this man be your father?



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asignatura pendiente  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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On the way out the door from Dave's house, Ray asks Dave if he, himself can drive the truck. Dave says yes, and hands the keys to Ray. In the next scene on the highway, we can see from the long hair, shot from behind, that Dave is the one driving. See more »


References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »


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27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's my disclaimer: I am related to someone involved in the film, so I'm not completely unbiased. Having said that, I saw the preview at Sundance and I thought it was a great movie. The beginning really conveys a sense of how painfully disconnected and lacking direction Dave Tibble (Trevor Morgan) is. As the film progresses Ray Cook (Nick Nolte), in contrast to Dave's father (Timothy Hutton), shows Dave that whether or not you are completely successful the only way to really live life is to engage with its issues, without self-pity. The cast was all excellent, especially Nick Nolte; he was awesome in in this role. The conclusion of the film is bittersweet yet hopeful.

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