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The Historian (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 2014 (USA)
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A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant ... See full summary »

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Miles Doleac

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Miles Doleac
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Credited cast:
William Sadler ... Valerian Hadley
Glynnis O'Connor ... Dean Jan Messer
Colin Cunningham ... Chris Fletcher
John Cullum ... Brigston Hadley
Miles Doleac ... Ben Rhodes
Lindsay Anne Williams ... Dawne
Leticia Jimenez ... Stacey Castillo
Michael Emery ... Stephen
Mike Mayhall ... Police Officer
David Simpson ... William Percy
Jillian Taylor Jillian Taylor ... Anna Densmore
Kristin Samuelson ... Marie Donolly
Tamarah Murley ... Jill
Scotty Whitehurst Scotty Whitehurst ... Student
Meagan Moses Meagan Moses ... Terry
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A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy, and new relationships that complicate and challenge his worldview. Written by Miles Doleac

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The past is present. Live with it.

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Not Rated

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2 hours of cheap & bad
29 March 2015 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

Everything about this movie is cheap and bad! The plot is bad, the acting is bad (especially by Miles Doleac the writer/director and main actor), the production is cheap and the supporting actors are bad. And that actor Colin Cunningham just looked and acted too much like Pauly Shore in this movie. (And I like Pauly Shore movies)

Sometimes a movie can be cheap but not bad. And sometimes a movie can be bad and far from cheap. But here in 'The Historian' you have both. I sat through all two hours of this disaster thinking it might just give some laughs because it kept sinking into a melodramatic soap opera bog of bad. Well that didn't happen!

And then in true Bible belt fashion (this movie was made in Mississippi) a sermonet on Jesus is thrown in for what reason I don't know. Something about living your principles I think. And my opinion on that scene can be found in Nina Simone's famous song about Mississippi.


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7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA See more »

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$7,123
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Historia Films See more »
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