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Off the Black

Off the Black

Director: James Ponsoldt

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2006

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Synopsis

Premiering in 'Official Selection' at the Sundance Film Festival 2006, JAMES PONSOLDT's debut film is an assured and beautifully played drama about a broken man's redemptive relationship with the son he never had. Featuring an outstanding leading performance from two-time Oscar-nominee NICK NOLTE (Hotel Rwanda, Hulk, The Thin Red Line), the film also stars TREVOR MORGAN (Mean Creek, The Patriot), ROSEMARIE DEWITT (Rachel Getting Married), Oscar-winner TIMOTHY HUTTON (The Good Shepherd, Kinsey) and Oscar-nominee SALLY KIRKLAND (Bruce Almighty, EDTV).

Ray Cooke (Nolte) is a disheveled, grumpy high school baseball umpire who forms an unlikely friendship with a troubled teenager, Dave Tibbel (Morgan). As the two grow more dependent on each other, Ray asks Dave to go to his 40th high school reunion and pretend to be his son -, a benevolent act of deception that winds up opening unexpected dimensions in the two men.

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Cast

Starring:  Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton. Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Kirkland

Credits

Director: James Ponsoldt

Writer(s):  James Ponsoldt

Producers:  Scott Macaulay, Robin O'Hara

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2006

Language:  English

Duration:  92 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

DVD Release Date:  25th June 2007

Reviews

THE GUARDIAN

"Good-natured bittersweet tale"

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THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"There's something very right with 'Off the Black' in terms of pure emotion and performance craft. Nolte is truly superb throughout"

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FILM REVIEW

"Nolte at his gruff best... a refreshingly well-observed treat"

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DVD MONTHLY

"Superb... will give you a whole new respect for Nolte"

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BOSTON GLOBE

"a lovely, ghostly work... [Nolte] is quite wonderful in a role that's as difficult to summarize as it is compelling to watch"

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A modest, bittersweet character study that hits its mark"

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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