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The Private Public (2001)

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Zeke Lareau and Auggie Jacobs are two college seniors who have never met. Both are only a semester away from graduation, or so they think. During a night out on the town, a bar scuffle ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Traci Bingham ... Laina Brookhart
David Burns ... Zeke Lareau
Jason Cornwell ... August 'Auggie' Jacobs (as Jason Rush)
Curt Smith ... Professor Nick Powell
Kelly Lynch Kelly Lynch ... Maddy Nielsen Kline (as Kelly C. Lynch)
Blair Stevens Blair Stevens ... Holly West (as Blair E. Stevens)
Ross Brockley Ross Brockley ... Professor Hass
Michael Moore ... Himself
Glen Naessens ... Cameron Martin - Zeke's Roomate
Cory Brown Cory Brown ... Nate Wilson - Zeke's Roomate
Brian Calek Brian Calek ... Brian Camel - Auggie's Roomate
Robb Vallier Robb Vallier ... Brix - Auggie's Roomate (as Rob Vallier)
Utah Naganuma Utah Naganuma ... Addia - Auggie's Roomate
Billi Fay Billi Fay ... Karen
Fred Vallier Fred Vallier ... Dr. Jack Stugge


Zeke Lareau and Auggie Jacobs are two college seniors who have never met. Both are only a semester away from graduation, or so they think. During a night out on the town, a bar scuffle breaks out and mistakenly lands them in the county jail. After spending the night in cells joined by a window, they discover that although their personalities are night and day in comparison, they both share personal desires for Auggie's extremely liberated ex-girlfriend, Laina, as well as a desire for the truth. Zeke and Auggie soon find themselves engulfed in local stardom after teaming up in film class for a locally broadcasted mini-documentary that reveals Laina's lesbian life style and Zeke and Auggie's unique interests in her. But that stardom soon places Zeke and Auggie in the greatest struggle of their lives when their second documentary, which exposes a nationally acclaimed professor as a sexual offender, is met by opposition from the university, as well as the local authorities. Facing ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language






Release Date:

18 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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North Sea Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Very funny and different
19 October 2005 | by billsonn2000See all my reviews

This story behind this movie hooks you in the first five minutes.

The quality of the camera work is not the best (i.e. Clerks) but the storyline is very good and the acting is funny and believable.

I definitely enjoyed this movie.

The music tracks are good and fit the movie.

Tracy Bingham plays a funny role, although she seems to only have Baywatch quality acting skills, not ready for the big screen.

The role playing back and forth between the main characters creates a movie that sucks you in and is really genuinely funny. The two main characters play their roles very well, and create an honest tension that you can feel when you watch the movie.

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