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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie
... Mick
... Danny
... Mary (as Eva Amurri)
... Leo
... Nia
Alex Guarino ... Buzzy Tim
... Arresting Officer
Jason Anthony ... Basketball Player
... Detective Lazaroff
... Girl In Danny's Class (as Emily Boisseau)
... Mr. Banks
... Young Mick
Jessica Conlan ... Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)
... Owen
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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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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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27 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Educação de Charlie Banks  »

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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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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 »

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Charlie: But we had to sneak in. See, despite the fact that Leo dropped two hundred grand on a boat a few days before, he was adamant that none of us should pay twenty bucks to get into a dance. He'd never paid before and he wasn't about to start in his fifth and potentially final year of college. I'm not sure he even caught the irony. Fuckin' rich people.
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References Space War (1978) See more »

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written by Elvin Bishop
Performed by Elvin Bishop
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Well worth your time...
27 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I got to see this at a screening last week in LA. And I must say, this is a very thought-provoking, creative effort from first-time director Fred Durst. Set in the backdrop of the mid-70s, this is a well-written coming-of-age tale by a gifted young cast. Jesse Eisenberg, of the new flick Adventureland, brings a sense of wonderment and naivety to his role. Jason Ritter also shines as a questionable friend from the past, who may or may not have a more questionable past. Fred Durst directs the film as a nostalgic throwback to a forgotten era. The script is top-notch and as noted, the acting is superb. Definitely a must see. Especially for the curious, who have dismissed Mr. Durst as lead singer of the rap/metal band Limp Bizkit. Mr. Durst shows he has the chops to pull off a rather remarkable film.


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