Half Nelson Movie

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The drama follows a unique relationship between a white schoolteacher, his African-American student and a local drug dealer.

Who's Involved:

Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Tristan Wilds, Nicole Vicius, Monique Curnen, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Collins Pennie, Shareeka Epps, Karen Chilton, Tina Holmes, Sebastian Sozzi, Deborah Rush

Release Date:

Friday, August 11, 2006

drug content throughout, language and some sexuality

Runtime: 1 hr, 46 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Dan Dunne is an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher. Although he can get it together in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives precariously separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey, catches him in a compromising situation. From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship that threatens either to undo them, or to provide the vital change they both need to move forward in their lives.

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Who stars in Half Nelson: Cast List

"Project Hail Mary" , "Che"  

"Outside the Wire" , "Avengers: Endgame"  


"Model Home"  

"The Winning Season" , "Mother and Child"  


"Prom Night" , "Fame"  



"The Itty Bitty Titty Committee" , "Sound of My Voice"  

"Fruitvale Station" , "Red Tails"  

Who's making Half Nelson: Crew List

A look at the Half Nelson behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ryan Fleck last directed Captain Marvel and Mississippi Grind. The film's writer Ryan Fleck last wrote Mississippi Grind and It's Kind of a Funny Story.



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Watch: Half Nelson Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Half Nelson?

Key Facts

  1. The film is a full-length version of the previous Sundance-winning short "Gowanus, Brooklyn."

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Half Nelson Release Date: When was the film released?

Half Nelson was released in 2006 on Friday, August 11, 2006 (). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Conversations with Other Women, Zoom and Step Up.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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