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The Revisionaries (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,664Details
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In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole. Don McLeroy, a dentist, Sunday school teacher, and avowed young-earth creationist, leads the Religious Right charge. After briefly serving on his local school board, McLeroy was elected to the Texas State Board of Education and later appointed chairman. During his time on the board, McLeroy has overseen the adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, drawing national attention and placing Texas on the front line of the so-called "culture wars." In his last term, McLeroy, aided by Cynthia Dunbar, an attorney from Houston and professor of Law at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, finds himself not only fighting to change what Americans are taught, but also fighting to retain his seat on the board. Challenged by Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, and Ron Wetherington, an anthropology professor from Southern Methodist University in Texas, McLeroy faces his toughest term yet. THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
92% - Fresh
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 5th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: April 30th, 2013 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Academics, Religious, Agitprop, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Silver Lining Film Group, Magic Hour Entertainment, Naked Edge Films


Don McLeroy    Himself
Kathy Miller    Herself
Cynthia Noland Dunbar    Herself
Ron Wetherington    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jawad Metni
Screenwriter    Scott Thurman
Producer    Pierson Silver
Producer    Orlando Wood
Producer    Scott Thurman
Executive Producer    Jim Butterworth
Executive Producer    Vijay Dewan
Co-Producer    Chandra C. Silver
Co-Producer    Daniel J. Chalfen
Director of Photography    Zac Sprague
Director of Photography    Scott Thurman
Composer    Mark Orton
Editor    Jawad Metni
Consulting Editor    Michael LaHaie

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 30th, 2013

April 30th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Taken to the Top

October 9th, 2012

Taken 2 was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart earning an average of $13,525. The best new limited release was The Paperboy, which came very close with an average of $9,337 in eleven theaters. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/05 82 $2,608   1 $2,608   $2,608 3
2012/10/12 83 $2,687 +3% 2 $1,344   $6,847 10
2012/10/26 84 $4,839   3 $1,613   $11,686 24
2012/11/02 92 $1,205 -75% 4 $301   $17,011 31
2012/11/09 107 $182 -85% 1 $182   $17,649 38
2012/12/07 111 $190   1 $190   $17,943 66
2012/12/14 106 $164 -14% 1 $164   $18,262 73
2013/01/25 77 $1,142   1 $1,142   $21,731 115

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