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An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.

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Coach Duke Goulding
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Dean Brable
Anthony Johnson ...
Dell (as Anthony 'A. J.' Johnson)
Chris Dong ...
Dutchman Player
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Brandy
Marshall Gitter ...
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Ms. Serney (as Lisa Benavides)
Ken French ...
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Storyline

Tough Coach Duke Goulding leaves nothing untried to lead his almost exclusively white boarding school basketball team, the Hawks, to victory after victory, but his own son Hugo feels his polyvalent technical excellence and tireless efforts -which require using stimulants- are not getting anything like the recognition he deserves, especially when coach gives the best player award to Odin James, the only black teammate, even saying he loves Odin like his own son, who in turn only calls super-rich Michael Cassio to share in the honor. So Hugo, who is liked by everyone, decides to set up the boys who stole his glory, and he knows a cocky adolescent's weak points are his pride and his girl. This Dixie Jago schemes to bring down a black Othello and his Cassio, playing into the poisonous power of jealousy, however badly this also hurts their loved ones and the whole team... Written by KGF Vissers

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Trust. Seduction. Betrayal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, a scene of strong sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Othello  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,916,625, 2 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,017,403, 4 November 2001
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Trivia

There is an REM poster on the wall next to Emily's bed. Rain Phoenix is friends with REM, and is the main character in their "At My Most Beautiful" video. See more »

Goofs

Josh Hartnett has brown eyes, but both of the actors playing his parents have blue eyes. Genetically impossible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hugo: All my life I always wanted to fly. I always wanted to live like a hawk. I know you're not supposed to be jealous of anything, but... to take flight, to soar above everything and everyone, now that's living.
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Connections

Version of Othello (1908) See more »

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A Stimulating and Fast Paced Film
3 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

O was a good teen film that comes out fast and ends up out in excitement. The story is about a frustrated teen (Josh Hartnett) who plays basketball with a star athlete,O (Mehki Phieffer) who's got everything, his entering in college basketball and the most popular girl in highschool, starts a plan to ruin O's life. Everything suddenly starts happening bad for O's life and everything then crumbles. The movie was very fascinating and everything in the film didn't make you bored because everything was stimulating and fast paced. There was some flaws in acting but it was still alright. The film is good and I highly recommend it.

Hedeen's outlook: 8/10 *** B


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