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The Historian (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 2014 (USA)
A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant ... See full summary »

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Miles Doleac

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Miles Doleac
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Sadler ... Valerian Hadley
Colin Cunningham ... Chris Fletcher
Glynnis O'Connor ... Dean Jan Messer
John Cullum ... Brigston Hadley
Leticia Jimenez ... Stacey Castillo
Miles Doleac ... Ben Rhodes
Lindsay Anne Williams ... Dawne
Michael Emery ... Stephen
Mike Mayhall ... Police Officer
Kristin Samuelson ... Marie Donolly
Tamarah Murley ... Jill
David Simpson ... William Percy
Scotty Whitehurst Scotty Whitehurst ... Student
Jillian Taylor Jillian Taylor ... Anna Densmore
LaNita Rowland LaNita Rowland ... Crying Lady
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A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy, and new relationships that complicate and challenge his worldview. Written by Miles Doleac

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The past is present. Live with it.

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USA

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English

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7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA See more »

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$7,123
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Historia Films See more »
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Slightly offbeat but good watch
10 February 2016 | by riporeillySee all my reviews

This was an interesting movie, I have no idea if it's based on any real circumstances but it's an overall good watch. Not for children,... but if you want something that will keep your interest this is for you. Not a violent movie, very believable characters and well written on a somewhat overlooked subject, (History for crying out loud! The Main character is new to the school he's teaching at.) It does a good job of showing what the state of education sadly has become, ...A business! No longer concerned with actually educating students the education system is only trying to make money! I will certainly watch this movie multiple times. Aided by the main actor, Miles Doleac's personal history (Including a PhD!) His portrayal is spot on. This movie has sparked my desire to watch MORE independent films. It made me wonder what I've been missing by not going off the mainstream.


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