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The Oath (2018)

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In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

Director:

Ike Barinholtz

Writer:

Ike Barinholtz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ike Barinholtz ... Chris
Tiffany Haddish ... Kai
Nora Dunn ... Eleanor
Chris Ellis ... Hank
Jon Barinholtz ... Pat
Meredith Hagner ... Abbie
Carrie Brownstein ... Alice
Jay Duplass ... Clark
Billy Magnussen ... Mason
John Cho ... Peter
Priah Ferguson ... Hardy
Henry Kaufman ... Asher
Max Greenfield ... Dan
Jon Lovett ... Jon Lovett
Brian Guest ... Avery
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Storyline

Chris (Ike Barinholtz) and Kai (Tiffany Haddish) agree not to sign an oath of loyalty to the United States for tax incentives. The deadline is Black Friday and a politically-charged Chris focuses on getting through the holiday with his family while he pours over the news regarding The Oath. The day after Thanksgiving, he and his family are surprised when agents show up to interrogate him. As the situation escalates, they must decide how to stay out of jail and protect their family. Written by meganerothe

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Taglines:

Nothing is More American Than Family Drama

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Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,077, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$401,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$401,463
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of a feature film for Ike Barinholtz. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Alice are smoking a joint, they both smoke it like a cigarette. Neither inhales. See more »

Quotes

Mason: If it wasn't for people like me, people like YOU would be slaves to people like me.
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Soundtracks

It Slips Away
Performed by Bethany Ruth Bombara
Written by Bethany Ruth Bombara
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Better than I expected
10 July 2019 | by ballisticsgeekSee all my reviews

Ok, I do have to start by acknowledging that this is an extremely political movie & it does have a general feel to it of, "If you don't share our exact political views, then you're a moron... & probably evil..." But somehow, despite that, it's still a relatively decent movie. I think it would have been better if the third act (the action) had come quite a bit sooner, & I really could have done with less shoving of political views down my throat. The acting was surprisingly good, though, & I think they did manage to bring up the thoughts & emotions that they were going for. I'll give them that. Overall, it did provoke some thought & it wasn't a complete waste of time. Oddly enough, I think the group I would recommend this to the most would actually be conservatives (like me) who don't mind their beliefs being questioned.


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