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Guidance (2015)

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Domestic Box Office $6,194Details
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David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get. Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counsellor. The students of Grusin High love him - it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast who's just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Strand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Child Star, Fired, Teachers, Delayed Adulthood, Cancer, Addiction, Bad Role Models, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Edyson Entertianment, Telefilm Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Leading Cast

   David Gold

Supporting Cast

Zahra Bentham    Jabrielle
Kevin Hanchard    Principal Newman
Alex Ozerov    Ghost
Tracey Hoyt    Brenda
Eleanor Zichy    Rhonda
Laytrel McMullen    Nisha
Emily Piggford    Alexondria the Goth
Jane Moffat    Ms. Simms
Alexandria Benoit    Lisa

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Production and Technical Credits

Pat Mills    Screenwriter
Alyson Richards    Producer
Mike Macmillan    Producer
Ed Gernon    Executive Producer
Alyson Richards    Executive Producer
Joseph Murray    Composer
Lodewijk Vos    Composer
Zosia Mackenzie    Production Designer
Bryan Atkinson    Editor
Daniel Grant    Director of Photography

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August 26th, 2015


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Limited and VOD Releases: Autumn Years and Oscar Glory

August 21st, 2015


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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/21 91 $1,554   2 $777   $1,554 1
2015/08/28 84 $2,362 +52% 1 $2,362   $3,150 2
2015/09/11 103 $182   1 $182   $3,871 4
2015/09/18 108 $101 -45% 1 $101   $4,070 5
2015/09/25 110 $156 +54% 2 $78   $4,226 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/21 97 $2,362   2 $1,181   $2,362 1
2015/08/28 90 $2,901 +23% 2 $1,451   $5,263 2
2015/09/11 109 $280   1 $280   $3,969 4
2015/09/18 112 $293 +5% 1 $293   $5,556 5
2015/09/25 115 $638 +118% 2 $319   $6,194 6

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