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Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

Summary: Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women. A girl named Meredith in his first period. A fellow teacher Ms. Madison, and a street hooker named Erica, whom Henry has personally granted brief shelter from the streets. Each one of these women, like Henry, are in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
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: