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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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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
Sonia Feigelson ...
Ashley Tibbel
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Mr. Tibbel
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Robby
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Doctor
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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 (USA) (10 December 2006)

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$24,035 (USA) (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 »

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Love You
Written and Performed by Syd Barrett
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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25 April 2007 | by (Long Island, USA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Nick Nolte gives his all and Trevor Morgan, as his reluctant protégé, gives a nuanced performance. Above all, I found OFF THE BLACK believable. The premise is a bit unlikely, but the actors are up to the challenge and the director knows where to take the story. It's not an expose of rural life, but it's not an exercise in sentiment, either. There are no set-pieces, one-liners or explosive confrontations, but there are truths. This is not one of these movies which focus so much on the negative as to numb the viewer. (I can name about ten movies in the last five years which do that.) But it does insist that life isn't perfect. The world of movie distribution isn't perfect either, which is why this didn't appear at the multiplex. But the DVD is there. Grab it.


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