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Alleged (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 23 January 2013 (Hungary)
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When a teacher is arrested in Tennessee for trying to teach evolution in 1925, a young ambitious reporter must choose whether to take advice from his sweetheart or the notorious columnist when it comes to his approach to the story.

Director:

Tom Hines

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Charlie Jordan Brookins (story), Fred Foote (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan West ... Charles B. Anderson
Colm Meaney ... H.L. Mencken
Ashley Johnson ... Rose Elizabeth Williams
Brian Dennehy ... Clarence Darrow
Fred Dalton Thompson ... William Jennings Bryan (as Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson)
JR Bourne ... George Rappleyea
Khori Faison ... Abigail Williams
Thomas D. Mahard ... Judge Raulston
Geoffrey Beauchamp Geoffrey Beauchamp ... Dr. Morganthall
Jamie Kolacki Jamie Kolacki ... John Scopes
Frank Zieger Frank Zieger ... Tom Stewart (as Fred Ziegler III)
Marty Bufalini Marty Bufalini ... Mr. Lebarron
Jennifer Weil ... Mrs. Bryan
John Lepard ... Rev. Sutherland
John Sanders ... Prof. Mabon
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Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased father's weekly newspaper and living in a tiny town (Dayton, TN) in steep decline. Seeing the "Monkey Trial" as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break into the journalistic big leagues, Charles manages to insert himself into the middle of the "Trial of the Century." Once in the midst of this staged event, however, he is torn between his love for the more principled Rose, his fiancée, and the escalating moral compromises that he is asked to make as the eager protégé of H.L. Mencken, America's most colorful and influential columnist. Written by Dean River Productions

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Some lies just have to be told.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2013 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A daytoni majom-per See more »

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Budget:

$4,100,000 (estimated)
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Two Shoes Productions See more »
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Color
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The End Is A Beginning
Written/Performed by Dan John Miller
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administered by Domino Publishing
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Propaganda
2 November 2012 | by grazianisteveSee all my reviews

"Alleged" is extremely one-sided against evolution. I kept waiting for the other side of the argument. With William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, there's a perfect opportunity to show both sides. But, it just wasn't there. I was disappointed to see Brian Dennehy, whom I usually love, in such a narrowly written role of a major historical figure. Did he really need the work? You gradually realized that the film wasn't a portrayal of events and characters, but just one-sided propaganda. It certainly was not "Inherit the Wind". Even if you disagree with the depiction in "Inherit the Wind", at least come up with a credible story. The makers of "Alleged" didn't bother.


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