Half Nelson

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2006 | R | Drama Indie | 1hr, 46m

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

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, August 11, 2006

On DVD

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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DIRECTOR

Ryan Fleck

Screenwriter

Ryan Fleck
Anna Boden

Companies

ThinkFilm

Rating MPAA

R for drug content throughout, language and some sexuality

Storyline

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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