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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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Cast

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Dave Tibbel
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Ray Cook
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Debra
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Male Parent #1
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Nancy (as Marlyne Afflack)
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Al Cook
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Storyline

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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Drama

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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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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

All Come To Meet Her
Written by Alexander Spence
Performed by Skip Spence
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangment with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Nolte fantastic! Promising future for Morgan
8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently rented Off the Black and was pleasantly surprised how good it was considering it had not gotten much recognition in media coverage or advertisements. I find it to be another quality independent film that unfortunately seemed to slip under the radar or fall through cracks. Not only is it a finely directed tale from first time director James Ponsoldt, but the acting performances by Nolte, Morgan, and Hutton are stellar. One might expect such performances by the veterans Nolte and Hutton, but the way Morgan held his own scene for scene with these icons shows his versatility and promise as a coming of age actor soon to be recognized by all as a talented force. I thought he looked familiar so after investigating I realized he was in Mean Creek and also had a fairly long list of credits, including starring opposite Vanessa Redgrave in Rumor of Angels (another great film and another fine performance for Morgan). I am looking forward to seeing Pondsoldt's next film and the what the future holds for Morgan!


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