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Tenure Directed by Mike Million Produced by Paul Schiff
Written by Mike Million Starring Luke Wilson
Music by Dolby Laboratories Distributed by Blowtorch Entertainment Release date(s) November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11) (AFM)
February 19, 2010 (2010-02-19) (United States)
Running time 89 minutes Country United states Language English Budget $5 million
Tenure is a 2009 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Million and starring Luke Wilson, David Koechner and Gretchen Mol. The film was produced by Paul Schiff and released by Blowtorch Entertainment as their first original production.
After being screened at several film festivals and independent theaters, Tenure was first released on DVD exclusively at Blockbuster Video stores on February 19, 2010. A national release followed in April 2010.
Charlie Thurber (Luke Wilson) is a beleaguered English professor at fictitious Grey College who competes for tenure against an impressive new hire from Yale, Elaine Grasso (Gretchen Mol). Jay Hadley (David Koechner) is an anthropology professor at Grey who tries to convince Thurber to sabotage Grasso’s career - while being simultaneously obsessed with trying to prove the authenticity of Bigfoot.
- Luke Wilson as Charlie Thurber
- David Koechner as Jay Hadley
- Gretchen Mol as Elaine Grasso
- Bob Gunton as William Thurber
- Sasha Alexander as Margarette
- Andrew Daly as Warren
- Michael Cudlitz as Tim
- Rosemarie DeWitt as Beth
- Lily Holleman as Blaire
- Lyman Chen as Steve Kim
- Zach Selwyn as Buck
- Keith Adams as Goth
- William Bogert as Dean Leakey
- Hillary Pingle as Robin
Tenure was filmed using locations in Pennsylvania, including: Bryn Mawr College, Lower Merion High School, Rosemont College, and the Garrett Hill section of Radnor Township. The film was shot in 25 days on a budget of $5 million.
Belinda Acosta, film critic at The Austin Chronicle, gave the film a favorable review, writing, "Wilson’s performance is as warm as a cardigan sweater. So, when a perky new hire (Gretchen Mol) threatens Charlie’s already shaky position, instead of swerving into high anxiety Wilson plays it close to the chest...The even-handedness of the film (directed by Mike Million) is part of its charm. And while it’s clear what’s coming long before the end of the film, the journey to the obvious conclusion is no less satisfying.
- ^ Crossman, Kevin (15 February 2010), "‘Tenure’ Coming to Blockbuster DVD Feb 19, Nationally in April", The Frat Pack Tribute, http://the-frat-pack.com/2010/02/15/tenure-coming-to-blockbuster-dvd-feb-19-nationally-in-april/
- ^ Sierra Bellow, et al. (Summer 2009), "Making Movies: The Celluloid Ringmaster; Mike Million Directs his First Feature Film", The University of Virginia Magazine, http://www.uvamagazine.org/features/article/making_movies/
- ^ Acosta, Belinda. The Austin Chronicle, film review, October 28, 2009.
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