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Tenure (2008)

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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Charlie Thurber
Gretchen Mol ... Elaine Grasso
David Koechner ... Jay Hadley
Sasha Alexander ... Margaret
Bob Gunton ... William Thurber
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Beth
Michael Cudlitz ... Tim
William Bogert ... Dean Leakey
Andrew Daly ... Warren
Ellen Tobie Ellen Tobie ... Professor Hannah Slocumb
Zach Selwyn ... Buck
Hilary Pingle ... Robin
Nathan Pham Nathan Pham ... Stan
Van Hughes ... Ben
Lily Holleman ... Blair
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At a Pennsylvania college, Charlie Thurber is a good teacher without publications. His tenure review is in three months, and he's trying to get an article in print. Out of the blue, the dean announces that a new assistant professor will join them, a scholarly young woman from Yale. Charlie now faces competition. His best friend Jay, an anthropologist looking for Sasquatch, urges Charlie to declare war on the new colleague. He gives in to his better judgment and goes along. Meanwhile, his father hates the local assisted living facility where he lives, Charlie tries to connect with a woman he sees on television, and one of his students makes a pass. Is tenure in the works? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Daskalos tis plakas See more »

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(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Luke Wilson and Gretchen Mol appeared in 3:10 to Yuma (2007). See more »

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Features In Search of... (1976) See more »

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Caught in the Rain
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A great comedy with some serious stuff inside
21 December 2010 | by elivbg1See all my reviews

I was actually pleasantly surprised. For some reason, I find many comedies produced lately virtually painful to watch. I was wondering if this movie would be the same... I found it to be completely refreshing; great cast, quirky characters. May be not so over-the-top impressive characters but the main characters were very likable. Luke Wilson seems like a decent actor, in this movie I felt that I was seeing a person, so I felt more connected to his role than some of his other roles. I loved the "Bigfoot" characters. And I liked the ending, too-- good but not too good to be true. I also like to comment on the theme, getting tenure. I am a university assistant professor and the process is all that and more. It is a nerve-racking process. I will stop here because there is too much detail that goes into this, which would be of no interest to the general reader. The movie did do a decent job of showing some aspects of the system yet with a great sense of humor.


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