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When a student visits her professor to discuss how she failed his course, the discussion takes an awkward turn.

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Carol
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Quarterback (uncredited)
Scott Zigler ...
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Directed by

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David Mamet

Written by

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David Mamet ... (play)
 
David Mamet ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Sarah Green ... producer
Patricia Wolf ... producer
Patricia Wolff ... producer

Music by

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Rebecca Pidgeon

Cinematography by

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Andrzej Sekula

Film Editing by

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Barbara Tulliver

Editorial Department

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Jennifer Apel ... apprentice editor
C. Avery ... editorial intern
Brad Jacques ... apprentice editor
Kathy LaCommare ... first assistant editor
Tom Salvatore ... color timer
Richard Sellmer ... second assistant editor

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Sandy Reynolds-Wasco ... (as Sandy Reynolds Wasco)
David Wasco

Set Decoration by

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Kate Conklin

Costume Design by

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Jane Greenwood

Makeup Department

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Jean Carney ... hair stylist
Lori Hicks ... makeup artist
Gayle Salemme ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gina Alfano ... post-production supervisor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Cara Giallanza ... unit production manager
Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cara Giallanza ... first assistant director
Marge Piane ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Suzy Abbott ... charge scenic
Sherri Adler ... property master (as Sherri M. Adler)
Sarah Alcorn ... assistant art director
Judson Bell ... carpenter
Andrew Bloomenthal ... art department intern
Daniel Bradford ... set designer
Ezra Burke ... art department intern
Warren Curtis ... art department intern
Robert Engle ... on-set dresser
Julia Evins ... chief graphic designer
Ray Fisher ... leadman (as Raymond Fisher)
Dolores Gavin ... art department intern
Sophie Geidt ... art department intern
Gayle Gilberto ... art department intern (as Gayle T. Gilberto)
Sharon Kaitz ... graphic artist
Carolyn Lassek ... art department intern
Diane J. Laurienzo ... scenic
David Melito ... art department intern
Stephen Rapp ... lettering artist
Mark Sarver ... construction foreman
Kurt Smith ... construction coordinator
Jennifer Varbalow ... art department intern
Lon Wasco ... lettering artist
Arthur A. Wood III ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Ron Bochar ... sound effects editor
David Boulton ... adr engineer
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... sound re-recording mixer: Sound One Corp.
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Peter F. Kurland ... production sound (as Peter Kurland)
Todd Milner ... assistant sound editor
Alan Mintz ... foley artist
Freddy Potatohead ... production sound
Bruce Pross ... foley supervisor
Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Deborah Wallach ... adr editor
Ryan Webb ... boom operator

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Brian Ricci ... special effects coordinator
Ed Ricci ... special effects assistant (as Edward P. Ricci)
Stephen R. Ricci ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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B.H. Barry ... fight coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Walter Argo ... dolly grip (as Wally Argo) / key grip (as Wally Argo)
Alison Barton ... grip
John R. Bonner Jr. ... electrician
Mark J. Casey ... electrician
Maura Cunningham ... camera intern
Michael DiIeso ... electric best boy (as Michael Dso)
John Gates ... electrician
Adam Gilmore ... second camera assistant
Michael Ginsburg ... still photographer
John R. Kaplan ... best boy grip
Tom Keenan ... electrician (as Thomas Keenan)
Jeffrey Maroun ... electrical intern
Michael Palmer ... gaffer (as Michael W. Palmer)
Patrick Quinn ... camera intern (as Patrick P. Quinn)
Gerard Sava ... first camera assistant
John Seakwood ... still photographer
Dawn Skwersky ... grip intern
Brian Snyder ... grip
John Sosenko ... camera operator
Frans Wetterings III ... electrical intern (as Frans Wetterings)
Joe Zeoli ... grip intern (as Joe Zeolli Jr.)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lana Bilzerian ... wardrobe intern
Azan Kung ... assistant costume designer
Deborah Newhall ... wardrobe supervisor
Suzanne Whittlesey ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Donna B. Brown ... location manager (as Donna Brown)
Anna Culp ... location intern
Lisa Spencer ... location manager
Michael Williams ... location manager

Music Department

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David Carbonara ... music editor
Joel Diamond ... music arranger / music producer / musician: piano
Juliet Haffner ... soloist: violin
Tim Hatfield ... music recording engineer
David Kirkpatrick ... assistant engineer
Mansfield Choral Society ... choir: under the direction of Peter J. Williams

Transportation Department

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Jimmy Flynn ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Dorothy Aufiero ... production coordinator
Steven Baruch ... producer: original play
Julianne Bond ... production intern (as Julianne Shapiro)
Ken Butler ... stand-in: John
Tom Cole ... assistant: David Mamet
Denise Cormier ... stand-in: Carol
Kevin Donegan ... post-production script
Stuart Draper ... craft service intern
Mark Edlitz ... production intern
Karen Eisenstadt ... production auditor
Mary Feuer ... production assistant (as Mary Biggins-Feuer)
Michael B. Fisher ... production intern (as Michael Fisher)
Doug Gardner ... craft service
Frank Gero ... producer: original play
Woji Gero ... producer: original play
Tammy High ... assistant auditor
Harriet Hoyt ... executive assistant: David Mamet
Paul C. Huneck ... production assistant
Dana Isenberg ... assistant production coordinator (as Dana L. Isenberg)
Ron Kastner ... producer: original play
Zack Kushner ... assistant: David Mamet
Tom Lynn ... production bank: BayBank
Mitchell Maxwell ... producer: original play
Adam Petrosky ... production intern
Anne Rapp ... script supervisor (as Anne Bob Rapp)
Amy Rosenberg ... production intern
Peggy Hill Rosenkranz ... producer: original play
Alan Schuster ... producer: original play (as Alan J. Schuster)
Danielle Sotet ... post-production accountant
Jim Taylor ... production intern
Thomas Viertel ... producer: original play
Charlie Vogel ... post-production accountant
Patricia Wolff ... associate producer: original play
Scott Zigler ... key production assistant
Frederick Zollo ... producer: original play
George A. Parker ... projectionist (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Cogliano ... special thanks: project manager, division of capital planning and operations
Richard L. Friedman ... special thanks
Tim Grafft ... special thanks
Patrick Lyons ... special thanks
Bill Nisselson ... special thanks
Lark Jurev Palermo ... special thanks: commissioner
Linda Peterson Warren ... special thanks
Sonsie ... special thanks
Harold Vanesse ... special thanks: director of surplus properties

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the wrong way. After the night the two spent talking, John is slapped with a sexual harassment accusation by Carol. After more accusations from Carol, John's career as a teacher begins to fall apart. This forces John with a choice on how to handle the situation, and the results make up for a shattering ending to the movie. Written by Justin Sharp

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Taglines There are two sides to every story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • David Mamet's Oleanna (United States)
  • Олеанна (Russia)
  • Студентката (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia David Mamet's script was heavily criticized as sexist. He defended himself against this allegation in (Guardian supplement) (UK) 8 April 2004, pg. 8-9, "'Why can't I show a woman telling lies?'" See more »
Goofs When Carol leaves John's office after their second meeting, shouting "Help!", the shadow of the camera covers the door. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The War/Double Dragon/Mary Shelley's Frankenstein/Oleanna/Drop Squad (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Long Ago And Far Away See more »
Crazy Credits The "school song" (written by Mamet) played during the credits is sung by Mamet's wife, Rebecca Pidgeon who first performed the role of Carol on stage. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
John: Oh, my God.
Carol: Yes, that's right.
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