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Detachment -- A Tribeca Film. Adrien Brody (in his most acclaimed performance since THE PIANIST), Marcia Gay Harden & Christina Hendricks star in this award-winning drama about teachers and students in a troubled high school. From the director of AMERICAN HISTORY X.
Detachment -- A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students as seen through the eyes of a substitute teacher
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Writer:
Carl Lund (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2012 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A powerful and disturbing (but necessary) film See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Adrien Brody ... Henry Barthes

Marcia Gay Harden ... Principal Carol Dearden

James Caan ... Mr. Charles Seaboldt

Christina Hendricks ... Ms. Sarah Madison

Lucy Liu ... Dr. Doris Parker

Blythe Danner ... Ms. Perkins

Tim Blake Nelson ... Mr. Wiatt

William Petersen ... Mr. Sarge Kepler

Bryan Cranston ... Mr. Dearden

Sami Gayle ... Erica
Betty Kaye ... Meredith

Louis Zorich ... Grampa

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Mr. Mathias

Chris Papavasiliou ... Dr. Hart

Kwoade Cross ... Andy
David Hausen ... Angry Dad

Roslyn Ruff ... Angry Mother

Jerry Walsh ... Cafateria Worker

John Cenatiempo ... Male Child Services Worker

Brenda Pressley ... Female Child Services Worker

Tiffani Holland ... Cindy

Lucian Maisel ... David

Alex Boniello ... Dennis

Celia Au ... Ellen (as Sze Ming Au)

Mary Joy ... Female Orderly
Michael Hammond ... Frank

Ronen Rubinstein ... Gangsta
Al Calderon ... George

Brennan Brown ... Greg Raymond

Celia Schaefer ... Gretchen from the Free Clinic
Reagan Leonard ... Patricia Barthes
Tarikk Mudu ... Jerry

Kevin T. Collins ... John in Apartment
Stephen Payne ... John on Bus
James Hosey ... Kenny
Michael Kaufman ... Kid in Henry's Class
Nancy Rodriguez ... Lupe
Justin Campbell ... Male Orderly
Aaron Sauter ... Marcus

Josh Pais ... Meredith's Father

Renée Felice Smith ... Missy

Doug E. Doug ... Mr. Norris

Rebecka Ray ... Mrs. Wiatt

Patricia Rae ... Ms. Estrada
Mama Kohn ... Prep Club Girl #1

Corwin C. Tuggles ... Ricky
Lonon Jay Wilson ... School Cop

Samantha Logan ... Spitting Daughter (as Samantha Jade Logan)

Ralph Rodriguez ... Student #23

Annabel Barrett ... Student #4
April Maxey ... Tanya
Amber Vanterpool ... Tina
Eli Massillon ... Tony
Alsharik Sejour ... Tutored Kid
Jonathan Hudson ... Wiatt's Son
Elvis Muccino ... Young Henry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremy McLain ... Teacher (uncredited)

Susan Neuffer ... Marriage Counselor (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Kaye 
 
Writing credits
Carl Lund (written by)

Produced by
Adrien Brody .... executive producer
Marco Frigeri .... co-executive producer
Bingo Gubelmann .... producer
David Hausen .... second unit producer: Los Angeles
Benji Kohn .... producer
Andre Laport .... executive producer
Carl Lund .... producer
Chris Papavasiliou .... producer
Greg Shapiro .... producer
Austin Stark .... producer
Peter Sterling .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
The Newton Brothers 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Kaye 
 
Film Editing by
Michelle Botticelli (co-editor)
Barry Alexander Brown 
Peter Goddard (co-editor)
Geoffrey Richman 
 
Casting by
Jessica Kelly 
Beth Melsky 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Jade Healy 
 
Set Decoration by
Candice Cardasis 
Mary Prlain (head set decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Schecter 
 
Makeup Department
Emily Ansel .... additional makeup artist (as Emily Ansei)
Mary Cooke .... key hair stylist (as Mary Cook)
Ashley Fox .... key makeup artist
Iliana Palacios .... makeup intern
Anthony Queli .... additional hairstylist
Jovan Vitagliano .... additional hairstylist
Nicole Wodowski .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Michael Sledd .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charlie Foster .... first assistant director
Brian Kenyon .... second assistant director
Jeremy Marks .... additional second second assistant director
Greg Staley .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeremy L. Balon .... property master
Jyota Bertrang .... lead man
Mike Biskupski .... on-set dresser
Todd Detwiler .... graphics
John Guzi .... key construction grip
Kelly Mastronardi .... art intern
Matt Mulcahey .... set intern
Al Sachs .... set dresser
John Sullivan .... additional props
Maria Sylvania .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist and editor
Eric Di Stefano .... sound designer
Eric Di Stefano .... sound effects editor
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Jack Hutson .... production sound mixer
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator
Christopher Koch .... dialogue & adr editor
Christopher Koch .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Koch .... supervising sound editor
Randy Matuszewski .... sound designer
Randy Matuszewski .... sound effects editor
Carl Shillito .... foley recording engineer
Brianna Steinitz .... assistant foley engineer
Peter Alexander Zachos .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Mike Biskupski .... stunt driver
Jared Burke .... stunt coordinator
John Cenatiempo .... stunt coordinator
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt double (as Samantha Macivr)
Brett Spillman .... stunts
Jay Wulkan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Arisohn .... additional gaffer
Steve Briante .... second assistant camera
Libby Cassinelli .... camera loader
Katie Dainson .... first assistant camera
Matt Garritte .... photosonics technician
Keith Gordon .... key grip
Georgia Hopkins .... best boy grip
David Isern .... steadicam operator (as Dave Iseru)
Matthew Jacobs .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Robert Markus .... additional dolly grip
Matthew Marzano .... assistant camera: second unit
Kevin McClean .... additional best boy electric
Keith McNicholas .... chief lighting technician
Matt Mulcahey .... camera intern
Steve Orellana .... best boy electric
Timothy J. Owen .... additional gaffer
Mike Panczenko Jr. .... second assistant camera: second unit
Christopher T. Paul .... steadicam operator (as Chris Paul)
Isias Meno Payne .... additional best boy grip
Marialuisa Ramirez .... electric (as Maria Luiza Ramirez)
Daniel D. Sariano .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Soulantzos .... additional grip
Carissa Spatcher .... dolly grip
Justin Lee Stanley .... gaffer: selected scenes
Daniel Wallenstein .... additional dolly grip
Sean Williams .... assistant camera: second unit
 
Animation Department
Saffron Case .... animation producer
Rebecca Foster .... animation: blackboard-designed and illustrated by
Matt Tragesser .... photo animator: and logo designer
 
Casting Department
Laura Richard .... casting associate
Stephanie R. Hunter .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bradley Carvette .... additional wardrobe assistant
Rex Myas .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Farzana Ahmad .... assistant editor
George Bunce .... digital intermediate conform editor
Jake Caffera .... colorist: dailies
Emma Gencarelli .... assistant editor (as Emma Gancarelli)
Jazz Goddard .... assistant editor
Elan Golod .... assistant editor
Shannon K. Hall .... digital intermediate producer
Jeff Huston .... film scanning: and digital film recording
Robert Judge .... digital intermediate conform editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Sherry .... additional editor
Robert Wedge .... assistant editor
Noah Berlow .... additional editing (uncredited)
Joshua David McLerran .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jeffrey A. Brown .... location manager (as Jeff Brown)
Teddy Schenck .... assistant location manager
Sascha Springer .... location scout
 
Music Department
Michael Brake .... temp music editor
Taylor Eigsti .... additional music
Andrew Gowan .... music supervisor (as Andy Gowan)
Maarten Hofmeijer .... temp music editor
The Newton Brothers .... ambient music designer
The Newton Brothers .... conductor
The Newton Brothers .... guitar
The Newton Brothers .... piano
The Newton Brothers .... score: produced, mixed and orchestrated by
Clémence Stoloff .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Francesco Marchione .... driver: set decorator truck
Brandon Ronny .... prop truck driver
 
Other crew
Kyle Behling .... assistant to director
Gary Berard .... stand-in: Adrien Brody
Nugent Cantileno .... production intern
Shai Casey .... assistant to producers
Shai Casey .... assistant: to Paper Street Films (as Shai Trichter)
Tricarico Chavez .... production legal
Michael Coast .... first team production assistant
Chad Cohen .... insurance broker
John 'JR' Craigmile .... post production accountant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Lea Crowne .... office intern
Alexandra C. Curran .... office/set intern
Danielle Davis .... craft service
Alex Dorman .... production assistant
Andrew Durtschi .... production intern
Michael Fila .... additional set production assistant (as Michael Fila Jr)
Linda Haftel .... additional script supervisor
David Hsu .... paperwork production assistant
Kerri Hundley .... assistant: to Peter Sterling
Austin Huq .... production intern
Michelle Israel .... additional set production assistant
Jessica Johnson .... additional set production assistant
Barrett Johnston .... assistant: to Paper Street Films
Taylor Keyes .... production intern
Joe Landry .... additional set production assistant
Sara Lane .... production accountant
Liz Magee .... key production assistant
Francesco Marchione .... production assistant
Bro Merriweather .... second unit production assistant
Gabrielle Meyerowitz .... additional set production assistant
Nick Murray .... production intern
Erel Pilo .... assistant: to Paper Street Films
D.R. Reiff .... insurance
Rance Robeson .... additional set production assistant
Stacy Rowe .... script supervisor
Maura Trail .... production secretary
Lior Vardi .... production coordinator
Chris Viemeister .... set production assistant
David Warren .... second unit production assistant
S. Williams .... set production assistant
Brady Wolfrom .... second unit production assistant
Allison Woolworth .... production intern
Rocky Ziegler .... second unit production coordinator
 
Thanks
John Andrade .... special thanks
Jimmy Balodimas .... special thanks
Sarah Clossey .... special thanks
Theo Del Conte .... special thanks
Leonardo DiCaprio .... special thanks
Bob Dylan .... special thanks
Jesse Dylan .... special thanks
Ed Escobar .... special thanks (as Principal Ed Escobar)
Sarah Fargo .... special thanks
Evangelos Giovanis .... special thanks
George Giovanis .... special thanks
Alison-Eve Hammersley .... special thanks (as Alison Hammersley)
Rupert Hope .... special thanks
Graham King .... special thanks
Sean T. Lamb .... special thanks
Robert McCaskill .... special thanks
Gina Pagano .... special thanks
Julie Roach .... special thanks
Jamie Sheib .... special thanks
George Elias Stephanopoulos .... special thanks
Peter Trinh .... special thanks
David Unger .... special thanks
Bryan Weiss .... special thanks
Eitan Yardeni .... special thanks
 

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98 min
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Trivia:
Michael Wincott was considered for a role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the morning of Erica's first stay in Henry's flat, we see Henry on the roof wearing the ring which Erica will give him days later as a present.See more »
Quotes:
Henry Barthes:[DOUBLETHINK is on the blackboard, from Orwell's "1984". When none of the students knows what it means he tells them] It's deliberately believing in lies while knowing they're false.See more »
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71 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
A powerful and disturbing (but necessary) film, 3 October 2011
Author: gregcarttar from United States

I saw this at Woodstock Film Festival, a few months after it premiered at Tribeca. I had the pleasure of driving Tony to the screening, and decided that I would stay for a few minutes to see the opening few minutes of the film, after seeing just a few seconds of it during the tech rehearsal earlier. After 30 seconds, I was hooked and could not get away. This film needs to be seen, people need to understand the conditions and circumstances presented in it of urban school environments; the trials that teachers and students face everyday, and the ravages wrought by "No Child Left Behind". The role played by Sami Gayle is astonishing, where she found that character is beyond me. I gave it a 9 our of 10 only because there were some scene-break graphics in the film that, while making sense, seemed to me to break the flow of the film. A must see. Tough to watch in places, but necessary.

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