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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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Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Banks - Der Augenzeuge  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

Quotes

Danny: Hey, don't let his bookish quality fool you. Charlie Banks is a surly bitch!
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References Galaga (1981) See more »

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Nice Surprise to Durst's Directorial Debut
4 May 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I was genuinely surprised by Durst's directorial debut.The characters were rich and Jesse Eisenberg did a fabulous job of taking the lead as Charlie.The setting was nice and Durst seems to have gone into great detail in trying to capture the essence of college life in the 80's.Eisenberg ,definitely the star of the show , does a fabulous job getting across as Charlie.He is a wonderful actor and I am glad to see he is back to his "Indie" roots(Squid and the Whale was fabulous.Didn't know why he was associated with Cursed...).The screenplay could have been better but the storyline was not over- complicated and kept you captivated till the end.Durst seems to have a great touch at this which has surprised me but then again he never ceases to surprise us all.He seems to have his hand in everything these days.

Kudos to Durst and hope to see him in the future with stronger actors and better budgets.


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