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Off the Black (2006)

R | | Drama | 8 December 2006 (USA)
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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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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Robby
Darrell Larson ...
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Man in Doctor's Office
Richard Terwilliger ...
Teacher
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Nancy (as Marlyne Afflack)
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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, 10 December 2006

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$24,035, 11 February 2007
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Goofs

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 »

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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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My Take on the Film
27 January 2006 | by 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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