Half Nelson

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Release Date: August 11, 2006Running Time: 104 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $2,694,973.00
Genre: Drama, Urban

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Ryan Gosling

Shareeka Epps

Anthony Mackie

Monique Gabriela Curnen

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Dan Dunne, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher, inspires his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard Civil Rights curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works--on both a historical and personal scale. Though Dan can get it together in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. Dealing with a serious drug habit, Dan is a strung-out role model. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives precariously separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey, catches him getting high after school. From this awkward ... Full Summary >>

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