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Tenure (2008)

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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

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Mike Million

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Mike Million
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Charlie Thurber
Gretchen Mol ... Elaine Grasso
David Koechner ... Jay Hadley
Sasha Alexander ... Margaret
Bob Gunton ... William Thurber
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Beth
Michael Cudlitz ... Tim
William Bogert ... Dean Leakey
Andrew Daly ... Warren
Ellen Tobie Ellen Tobie ... Professor Hannah Slocumb
Zach Selwyn ... Buck
Hilary Pingle ... Robin
Nathan Pham Nathan Pham ... Stan
Van Hughes ... Ben
Lily Holleman ... Blair
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At a Pennsylvania college, Charlie Thurber is a good teacher without publications. His tenure review is in three months, and he's trying to get an article in print. Out of the blue, the dean announces that a new assistant professor will join them, a scholarly young woman from Yale. Charlie now faces competition. His best friend Jay, an anthropologist looking for Sasquatch, urges Charlie to declare war on the new colleague. He gives in to his better judgment and goes along. Meanwhile, his father hates the local assisted living facility where he lives, Charlie tries to connect with a woman he sees on television, and one of his students makes a pass. Is tenure in the works? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 July 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Daskalos tis plakas See more »

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(European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Luke Wilson and David Koechner appeared in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). See more »

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Features In Search of... (1976) See more »

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Written by Giorgio Rosciglione, Cinzia Gizzi, and Gege Munari
Published by Flipper srl. Edizioni Musicali/Henning Music
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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The Good Old "Losers Turn Winners" Feel...
7 March 2010 | by McDozerSee all my reviews

You know those movies featuring a total loser who's doing so bad that it actually becomes embarrassing? They're probably aimed at making us feel better about ourselves, the real losers, out there in that strange dimension called reality-land, trying to cheer us up that every loser can strike a happy ending and somehow, thanks to Hollywood magic, turn winner again... Well, "Tenure" is one of those, with the relatively fresh twist that our "hero" is a college teacher. He's great at teaching, but not really good at anything else. His students love him, but his colleagues hate him. Plus, his best friend falls into the category of "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" It's got heart, though, and though this film is by no means guaranteed to knock your socks off, if the same thing can be said of you, I mean, the "heart" thing, then you might like it. Especially if you've ever been in a situation trying to figure out how to get through to members of the younger generation, or you believe in Bigfoot, or you happen to like Gretchen Mol...


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