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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)

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

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27 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Charlie Banks - Der Augenzeuge  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$14,547 (USA) (3 April 2009)
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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 »

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Mick: If I knew college was gonna be this interesting, I might have paid a little bit more attention in school.
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References Basketball (1978) See more »

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It's Okay but Not Great!
29 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is an okay coming of age story. Jason Ritter and Jesse Eisenberg play childhood friends who meet up later on at Charlie's Ivy League college three years later after an incident. The story begins in their neighborhood in Greenwich Village section of New York City. Charlie's father owns and runs a bookstore but we don't know much about Jason Ritter's Mick character. The story is about bullying and intimidation. Charlie witnesses a crime but recants and that is all I'll say about it without spoiling it for other readers. Three years later, he's in college with his friend, Danny. Mick shows up and takes over his territory in a manner of speaking with friends and the girl he likes. The film is okay but not brilliant. The writing is a bit weak at times. There doesn't seem to be much suspense when we know the secret from the beginning. Anyway, Ritter and Eisenberg do well with the weak script.


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