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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
Danny A. Abeckaser ...
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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Did You Know?


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 »


Mary: Are you looking for owls, Charlie?
Charlie: I'm... No, I'm trying not to stare at your breasts.
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References Basketball (1978) See more »


Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
Written by Danny O'Keefe
Performed by Danny O'Keefe
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Banks beckons
7 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Education of Charlie Banks was an excellent film. This independent film surfaces from a sea of mundane dramas. With elements of revenge between Charlie and his childhood bully which reminded me of the 1991 remake of Cape Fear and elements of admiration and chivalry the film is very dynamic. The time line and set are also very interesting to me, the film starts in the mid seventies and jumps into the mid eighties, with all of the hair styles, clothing and props that bring you back to those time periods. With surprise twists and smart dialog, it kept me interested and curious. The climax of The Education of Charlie Banks satisfies the viewer in a way it answers questions of character and of lessons learned. A must see for drama fans. ~NikkoD

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