George Washington

Release Date: October 27th, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. Narrated by one of the children, the film follows the kids as they struggle to balance their own ambitions and relationships against a tragic lie.

Cast: Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Curtis Cotton III, Eddie Rouse, Paul Schneider, Damian Jewan Lee, Rachel Handy, Jonathan Davidson

Director: David Gordon Green

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Down Home Entertainment, Code Red, Blue Moon Productions, Y Production, Youandwhatarmy Filmed Challenges

Keywords: Deception , Mother , Friend , Police officer , Friendship , Death , 2000s , Father , Growing up , Brooding ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Green tells the tale through leisurely, eye-catching shots that allow the young cast members to imbue their characters with striking credibility and intensity. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Like Malick's "Days of Heaven," it is not about plot, but about memory and regret. It remembers a summer that was not a happy summer, but there will never again be a summer so intensely felt, so alive, so valuable. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Although rough, it's a gem.

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