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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,740Details
International Box Office $3,671,957
Worldwide Box Office $3,742,697
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Director Tony Kaye creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system seen through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes. Henry wanders in and out of students' lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. Then a new assignment places him at a failing public school run by Principal Dearden and alters his insular world. Henry's stoic front is slowly chipped away by three women who impact his view on life: a student, a fellow teacher, and a teenage runaway.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
57% - Rotten
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
Video Release: September 18th, 2012 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
Keywords: Teachers, Ensemble, Video-on-Demand Premiere, Homeless, Runaway, Animated Sequences, Faulty Memory, Suicide, Non-Chronological, Prostitution, Inspirational Teacher, Falsely Accused
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Paper Street Films, Kingsgate Films, Appian Way


   Henry Barthes
Marcia Gay Harden    Principal Carol Dearden
Christina Hendricks    Ms. Sarah Madison
Bryan Cranston    Mr. Dearden
William Peterson    Mr. Sarge Kepler
Tim Blake Nelson    Mr. Wiatt
Betty Kaye    Meredith
Sami Gayle    Erica
Lucy Alexis Liu    Dr. Doris Parker
Blythe Danner    Ms. Perkins
James Caan    Mr. Charles Seaboldt

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Carl Lund
Producer    Austin Stark
Producer    Benji Kohn
Producer    Bingo Gubelmann
Producer    Greg Shapiro
Producer    Carl Lund
Producer    Chris Papavasiliou
Executive Producer    Adrien Brody
Executive Producer    Peter Sterling
Executive Producer    Andre Laport
Director of Photography    Tony Kaye
Casting Director    Beth Melsky
Casting Associate    Laura Richard
Costume Designer    Wendy Schecter
Editor    Peter Goddard
Production Designer    Jade Healy
Co-Executive Producer    Marco Frigeri
Co-Executive Producer    Peter Goddard
Co-Editor    Michelle Botticelli
First Assistant Director    Charlie Foster
Second Assistant Director    Brian Kenyon
Unit Production Manager    Michael Sledd

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 72 $10,739   2 $5,370   $10,739 3
2012/03/23 66 $10,265 -4% 3 $3,422   $24,875 10
2012/03/30 65 $17,175 +67% 15 $1,145   $45,252 17
2012/04/06 72 $7,608 -56% 10 $761   $60,355 24
2012/04/20 89 $3,081   4 $770   $70,740 38

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