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George Washington (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | 28 September 2001 (UK)
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nasia
... George
... Vernon
... Buddy
... Sonya
... Rico Rice
... Damascus
Janet Taylor ... Aunt Ruth
Derricka Rolle ... Whitney
... Denise
Jonathan Davidson ... Euless
Scott Clackum ... Augie
Beau Nix ... Rico's Father
... Railroad Worker
William Tipton ... Railroad Worker
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Set in a small town in North Carolina, George Washington is the story of a tight-knit multi-racial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie. After a twelve-year-old girl breaks up with her boyfriend for a sensitive, deeply introspective thirteen-year-old boy named George, a bizarre series of events and an innocent cover-up launches their insular group on individual quests for redemption. Written by Anonymous

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down this twisted road, please watch over my soul and lift me up so gently so as not to touch the ground.

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28 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Джордж Вашингтон  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,335, 29 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$241,816, 12 August 2001
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2.35 : 1
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The film did not receive a theatrical release in Australia. See more »

Goofs

George jumps into a pool to save a young boy from drowning. He swims very well. George has a condition from birth which makes it extremely dangerous for him to allow his head to get wet. He almost died once after being baptized in water. With this condition, it is highly unlikely for him to have learned to swim as well as he does. See more »

Quotes

George: I'm a hero because I like to save people's lives. Stuff like that.
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Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002) See more »

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Tri-Enium
(2000)
Written and Performed by Michael Linnen & David Wingo
Courtesy of David and Michael
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malick wannabe misses mark
20 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I came to this film with no more knowledge of it than that many critics I trust raved about it. I was sorely disappointed, and my only explanation for the praise it received was that we've been force fed so many banal and unimaginative films from the movie mill in Hollywood that any break from it will be treated like a morsel to the starving. Problem is, while GW is indeed different from the crowd, it isn't particularly original. In fact it reminds me of a vastly inferior Terry Malick film. It attempts to be a poetic, non- linear look at the lives of adolescents in a decaying small north Carolina town, and while beautiful (it is after all 35mm cinemascope), it falls flat, with gratuitous wackiness and non-sequitors. Sometimes these poor kids are forced to spout stuff that sounds like it came from Sartre or Camus. Other times they are allowed to talk like the kids they are. And the adults? Most are ludicrously over-the-top. I felt tortured by the pretentiousness of this thing at 42 minutes, but sat through the other 40 hoping for a payoff. There wasn't much of one. I had no emotional connection to anyone in here because I didn't recognize them as real. What's worse is I really could have. Some of the ideas and situations in here are rich in potential, though left unmined, unrealized. Terry Malick's version of this faux Malick film would have been much better.


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