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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
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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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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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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 always thought that night at the marina was truly Mick's graduation ceremony, where he showed mercy for the first and maybe the only time in his life.
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Fred Durst
27 July 2009 | by goolanderSee all my reviews

First of all, I love high school/college setting, dysfunctional family and coming of age drama. Despite having the elements in this film, it was missing lot of chemistry between the actors, the time period didn't fit the screen, wasn't really impressed by the lens/filter or the cinematography. It would be amazing if Gus Van wrote/directed this film.

Nevertheless, I do have to praise Fred Durst for evolving. He has come long way from directing music videos to the big screen. He displayed so much maturity through music choices in this film and long drone camera staring into the characters. Also, to get a dramatic gig like this film and to bring forth so much emotion off the characters/story was just good for Fred. He really tried to capture the mentality of teenagers/young adult. it was very good first choice for Fred Durst. I am very much impressed by his first attempt. (o yes I love the guy, he was so humble and awesome guy when I met him at TRL in 2003)


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