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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  27 April 2007 (USA)
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College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary (as Eva Amurri)
Alex Guarino ...
Buzzy Tim
Arresting Officer
Jason Anthony ...
Basketball Player
Detective Lazaroff
Girl In Danny's Class (as Emily Boisseau)
Mr. Banks
Jessica Conlan ...
Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)


The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming of age tale that spans from the playgrounds of lower Manhattan to the idyllic greens of a fictional liberal arts college in upstate New York. Set during the eighties, it is a story about change, inevitability, and ultimately, about facing one's fears. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Banks - Der Augenzeuge  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,538 (USA) (27 March 2009)


$14,547 (USA) (3 April 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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After Charlie finds out that Mick beat up Leo, he goes to search for Mary. When she doesn't answer her dorm room door, we see him run into a white building. The camera dollies in towards the entrance and at the bottom of the frame you can clearly see the dolly track laid out. See more »


Charlie: I always thought that night at the marina was truly Mick's graduation ceremony, where he showed mercy for the first and maybe the only time in his life.
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References Galaxian (1979) See more »


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Well Done Jason Ritter - Well Done
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a touching story filled with breakout performances. Jason Ritter hit it out of the park and so did Jesse Eisenberg. Most of the film is set in the 80s, and the style of cinematography brings you right into the East Village 25 years ago. Nearly every character was captivating, including Ritter, Eisenberg and hilarious Sebastian Stan. The plot is rich...even the music was first class. If I had to say one bad thing about the film I would have a hard time. I caught it in NY on Saturday night and anyone who has seen it knows that these films are few and far between. The audience applauded well into the credits. I am bringing my girlfriend back to see it tomorrow or Wednesday.

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