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The Historian (2014)





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A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy, and new relationships that complicate and challenge his world-view.

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William Sadler
as Valerian Hadley
Miles Doleac
as Dr. Ben Rhodes
John Cullum
as Brigston Hadley
Colin Cunningham
as Chris Fletcher
Jillian Taylor
as Anna Densmore
Glynnis O'Connor
as Dean Jan Messer
Leticia Jimenez
as Stacey Castillo
Mike Mayhall
as Police Officer
Kristin Samuelson
as Marie Donolly
David E. Simpson
as William Percy
Vickie Hall
as Rachel Rhodes
Katherine Newcomb
as Voice of Ben's Mom
Clint Breland
as Police Officer #2
Haley Agnew
as Bottling Company Waitress
Benjamin Roark
as Delivery Man
LaNita Rowland
as Crying Lady
Todd Grove
as Ed McKaskill
Santana Jackson
as Eager Student
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Critic Reviews for The Historian

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (4)

[An] overlong and under-finessed look at the politics of academia.

January 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Veteran actor William Sadler delivers a superb performance in this thoughtful if overly soapy drama set in the world of academia.

December 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Despite low production values, "The Historian," unrelated to the Elizabeth Kostova novel, sustains curiosity over what, for a debut, is a long running time.

November 28, 2014 | Full Review…

As a filmmaker, Doleac can't reconcile all his story lines.

November 25, 2014 | Full Review…

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