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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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Male Parent #2
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Paul Michaels
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Todd Hunter
Sonia Feigelson ...
Ashley Tibbel
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Mr. Tibbel
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Robby
Darrell Larson ...
Doctor
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Man in Doctor's Office
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.

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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)  »

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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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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 »

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Nowhere
Written by Ian McGlynn and Chris Newkirk
Performed by Ian McGlynn
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Great story
18 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great story, very well written by James Ponsoldt. Whoever assembled the cast did a great job.

It must have cost plenty as there are some well known names here.

The interaction between everyone seems to flow perfectly. I can relate to some of the scenes in the movie from my earlier days

at High School ( the toilette paper in the trees etc.) Nick Nolte should get recognition internationally from "Off the Black" as should Ponsoldt.

Off the Black will do well at the box office if promoted. It has something of interest for everyone and is a GREAT story. I hope it does not get lost due to its lack of murder, overt sex, blood and gore. What this movie promises AND delivers is something teenagers and adults of all ages can relate to. Go see "Off the Black" and "Apocalypto" on the same weekend and I am certain you will feel better after the Ponsoldt Movie.


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