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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.

Director:

Fred Durst

Writer:

Peter Elkoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Charlie
Jason Ritter ... Mick
Chris Marquette ... Danny
Eva Amurri Martino ... Mary (as Eva Amurri)
Sebastian Stan ... Leo
Gloria Votsis ... Nia
Alex Guarino Alex Guarino ... Buzzy Tim
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Arresting Officer
Jason Anthony Jason Anthony ... Basketball Player
Declan Baldwin ... Detective Lazaroff
Emily Camara Boisseau ... Girl In Danny's Class (as Emily Boisseau)
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Mr. Banks
Miles Chandler ... Young Mick
Jessica Conlan Jessica Conlan ... Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)
Sam Daly ... Owen
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Educação de Charlie Banks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,538, 29 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,547, 5 April 2009
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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

Charlie: I was in college now. It was time to start over and aim high. Only two things mattered: books and girls. Well, one thing, really.
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The Kiss
Written by Judee Sill
Performed by Judee Sill
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4 May 2007 | by shake-penSee all my reviews

A terrific film. The director managed to capture the innocence of the seventies. I was glad he didn't use JUST 70's movies because there was a great piece of music that opened and closed the movie. I think it was called "The Sad Song." It was a nice balance to the 70's music and prevented the film from becoming a movie about old music. Very well cast as well. All the actors were wonderful. I am usually bored by coming of age movies, but this had a lot of surprises, and I think it was because the director was really feeling with his characters. The opening and ending section with the small kids was also very moving. I understand this is Fred Durst's first film. It's a great first film and is also very smoothly and seamlessly edited. Will this film be distributed? I saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival and wondered if and when it was opening anywhere else.


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