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The English Teacher (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,166Details
International Box Office $2,161Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,327
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  8. Trailer


Linda Sinclair is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way. But Linda's simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood, to face reality and go to law school. Linda can't stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play - a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work - as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas directing. As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 17th, 2013 (Limited) by Cinedigm
International Releases: November 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: September 3rd, 2013 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: Not Rated for language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2273, 5/22/2013)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Teacher, Performing Arts, Theater, Writing and Writers, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Mid-Life Crisis
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Artina Films, JSC Entertainment, Media House Capital, Spring Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Linda Sinclair

Supporting Cast

Michael Angarano    Jason Sherwood
Greg Kinnear    Dr. Tom Sherwood
Lily Collins    Hale Anderson
Nathan Lane    Carl Kapinas

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Production and Technical Credits

Dan Chariton    Screenwriter
Stacy Chariton    Screenwriter
Naomi Despres    Producer
Robert Salerno    Producer
Ben Le Clair    Producer
Matthew Chausse    Producer
Ron Curtis    Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert    Executive Producer
Philippe Chausse    Executive Producer
Michael Bederman    Executive Producer
Adi Ezroni    Executive Producer
Mandy Tagger Brockey    Executive Producer
Margot Hand    Co-Executive Producer
Patrick Murphy    Co-Executive Producer
Vanja Cernjul    Director of Photography
Myron Kerstein    Editor
Michael Shaw    Production Designer
Emma Potter    Costume Designer
Rob Simonsen    Composer
Linda Cohen    Music Supervisor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/05/17 81 $6,001   2 $3,001   $6,001 1
2013/05/24 58 $11,092 +85% 7 $1,585   $19,483 2
2013/05/31 57 $5,671 -49% 5 $1,134   $32,933 3
2013/06/07 61 $6,079 +7% 3 $2,026   $41,835 4
2013/06/14 67 $3,919 -36% 2 $1,960   $48,819 5
2013/06/21 64 $4,538 +16% 1 $4,538   $55,572 6
2013/06/28 74 $2,698 -41% 1 $2,698   $60,166 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/05/17 81 $8,391   2 $4,196   $8,391 1
2013/05/24 55 $18,288 +118% 7 $2,613   $27,262 2
2013/05/31 65 $8,494 -54% 6 $1,416   $35,756 3
2013/06/07 70 $9,144 +8% 3 $3,048   $44,900 4
2013/06/14 69 $6,134 -33% 3 $2,045   $51,034 5
2013/06/21 65 $6,434 +5% 1 $6,434   $57,468 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 11/28/2013 $2,161 4 4 4 $2,161 12/13/2015
International Total$2,161 12/13/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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