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Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

Summary: Henry Barthes is a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. (Tribeca Film)
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Runtime: 97 min
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Production: Appian Way
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Tony Kaye Director
Writer Credit
Carl Lund Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Adrien Brody Henry Barthes
Christina Hendricks Ms. Sarah Madison
Lucy Liu Dr. Doris Parker
Marcia Gay Harden Principal Carol Dearden
Cast Credit
Adrien Brody Henry Barthes
Betty Kaye Meredith
Blythe Danner Ms. Perkins
Bryan Cranston Richard Dearden
Chris Papavasiliou Dr. Hart
Christina Hendricks Ms. Madison
Doug E. Doug Mr. Norris
Isiah Whitlock Jr Mr. Mathias
James Caan Mr. Seaboldt
Josh Pais Cast
Kwoade Cross Andy
Louis Zorich Grampa
Lucy Liu Dr. Parker
Marcia Gay Harden Principal Carol Dearden
Patricia Rae Ms. Estrada
Renée Felice Smith Missy
Sami Gayle Erica
Tim Blake Nelson Mr. Wiatt
William Petersen Sarge
Producer Credit
Adrien Brody Executive Producer
Andre Laport Executive Producer
Austin Stark Producer
Benji Kohn Producer
Bingo Gubelmann Producer
Carl Lund Producer
Chris Papavasiliou Producer
David Hausen Second Unit Producer: Los Angeles
Greg Shapiro Producer
Marco Frigeri Co-Executive Producer
Peter Sterling Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: