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(2001)

Overview

Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the school's star basketball player and future NBA hopeful. Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, he has the adoration of all, including the team's coach (Martin Sheen) and the Dean's beautiful daughter, Desi (Julia Stiles). Odin's troubled friend Hugo (Josh Hartnett), the coach's son, is deeply resentful of his father's preference of Odin on and off the court. When Hugo plots a diabolical scheme to sow the seed of mistrust between O and Desi, it sets in motion a disturbing chain of events which erupts into a firestorm of breathtaking intensity.

  1. Tim Blake Nelson

    Director

  2. Brad Kaaya

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mekhi Phifer

    Mekhi Phifer

    Odin James

  2. Josh Hartnett

    Josh Hartnett

    Hugo Goulding

  3. Andrew Keegan

    Andrew Keegan

    Michael Cassio

  4. Julia Stiles

    Julia Stiles

    Desi Brable

  5. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    Coach Duke Goulding

Full Cast & Crew

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 31, 2001
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue $16,017,403.00

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