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The Education of Allison Tate (1986)

R | | Drama | October 1986 (Italy)
When wealthy real estate developer Richard Tate seizes land belonging to a Native American tribe for his next construction project, a group of young men from the tribe decide to kidnap ... See full summary »

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Paul Leder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Bosson ... Lisa Stubbs
Joshua Bryant ... Richard Tate
Hank Cheyne ... Pedro Aleman
Sondra Currie ... Pamela Tate
Leslie Hope ... Allison Tate
Catherine Keener ... Linda Kellogg
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Martin Stubbs (as Donovan Leitch)
George Liberato George Liberato ... Billy Talltree
Greg Mullavey ... George Stubbs
David Renan David Renan ... Andrew Lincoln
Joe Santos ... Detective Duncan
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Scott Carroll
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Sgt. Williams
Bernard White ... John Riversong (as Bernie White)
Frank Whiteman Frank Whiteman ... Prof. Landreaux
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When wealthy real estate developer Richard Tate seizes land belonging to a Native American tribe for his next construction project, a group of young men from the tribe decide to kidnap Tate's daughter Allison as a means of persuading her father to abandon the project and return their land. As time drags on with no resolution in sight, Allison begins to sympathize with the plight of her captors and joins them in their fight against her father. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for language, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Abduction of Allison Tate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A film with a heart
28 August 2003 | by christophaskellSee all my reviews

Movies like this one remind me why I enjoy watching movies in the first place. The acting is poor in parts, but sufficient throughout, the soundtrack is really cheesy, but not more than anything else from the 80's, and I watched an old VHS copy so the film looked terrible. 'The Education of Allison Tate', however, was a movie about something. Paul Leder had a message and he wanted it out. This film was not about commercial success or the Hollywood dream, rather an opportunity for Leder to get his message out on a medium that the public might enjoy. Kind of like Sesame Street, the viewer gets a chance to learn while they watch. A one sentence summary is a group of Native American activists kidnap the daughter of the man who is single-handedly taking all their land. Seeing the passion in her captors, Allison Tate (Leslie Hope) slowly comes around to their way of thinking. The first recognizable role for Catherine Keener, who seems to attract herself to important films. Despite its aforementioned flaws, this is an important film, and one that should be viewed. Rating: 25/40


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