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Theatrical release poster

Directed by Mike Million
Produced by Paul Schiff
Tai Duncan
Brendan McDonald
Blowtorch Entertainment
Written by Mike Million
Starring Luke Wilson
David Koechner
Gretchen Mol
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.[1] A national release followed in April 2010.



[edit] Plot

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.

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[edit] Production

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.[2]

[edit] Reception

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.[3]

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