George Washington

Synopsis: Set in a small town in North Carolina, George Washington is the story of a tight-knit multi-racial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie. After a twelve-year-old girl breaks up with her boyfriend for a sensitive, deeply introspective thirteen-year-old boy named George, a bizarre series of events and an innocent cover-up launches their insular group on individual quests for redemption.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): David Gordon Green
Production: Code Red
  9 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Did you think we were gonna | be together forever?

You know, you act like such a little kid.

Like, you're a little eight-year-old runnin' | around, bein' goofy.

You know, I just can't stand it anymore.

What do you want me to say?

Don't say nothin'.

Can I say I'm sorry?

It's too late. Just don't say nothin'.

Can I kiss you one last time?

Tell me. Tell me that you love me.

Do you love me?

They used to get around...

...walkin'around, lookin'at stuff.

They used to try to find clues | to all the mysteries...

...and mistakes God had made.

My friend George said that he was | gonna live to be 100 years old.

"He said"... "He said that he was gonna be" | the president of the United...


I wanted to see him lead a parade and | wave a flag on the Fourth ofJuly.

He just wanted greatness.

The grown-ups in my town...

...they were never kids | like me and my friends.

They had worked in wars and built machines.

It was hard for them to find their peace.

Don't you know how that feels?

I like to go to beautiful places...

...where there's waterfalls | and empty fields.

Just places that are nice | and calm and quiet.

Come back here!

You will not defeat me!

- Hi, George. | - Hi.

- What you doin'? | - Nothin'.

You will die in the graveyard of... | You know what I mean.

'Cause I am smooth!

Bam, bam, Bud-dy!

- Who's cat is that? | - This is Nancy the cat.

I'm baby-sittin' her for my cousin.

She's in Florida somewhere.

So, why aren't you over there | with Vernon and them?

My head hurts.

Yeah, my legs hurt.

I love you! I love you!

This is war!

When I look at my friends, | I know there's goodness.

I can look at their feet, | or when I hold their hands...

I pretend I can see the bones inside.

This place is falling apart faster | than we can do anything.

You're supposed to be a leader, Damascus.

You oughta look around and see the hazards.

I'm holding you for a day's pay.

You're holding me | for a day's pay? A day's pay?

End of discussion. | I've got a train yard to run.

That's what I'm talkin' about. | I'm talkin' about conditions.

I'm talkin' about goin' home every night | and not coughing up blood.

I'm talkin' about I got burns | on the back of my neck.

I'm talkin' about animals runnin' up, | tearin' up track.

What am I 'posed to do | when one of those dogs bite me, huh?

Your workman's compensation | doesn't cover that, does it?

Think about it, Damascus. | You're a good worker.

Don't do anything you're gonna | regret six months from now.


I'm thinkin' about it.

The first time George saw his dog... was sittin'in some feces.

It didn't have anywhere to go, | no one to love it.

It couldn't do no harm but walk.

Ears are nasty, his head is nasty...

...his legs are nasty, his tail's crooked.

- Ahhh! | - Get off me, man! You play too much.

Hey, Augie, now that Damascus quit, | I bet my dad makes you supervisor.

- Yeah, wouldn't that be fun? | - Maybe you'll get a raise. Hey, could I get a...


I am absolutely disgusted with all of you. | Completely disgusted.

Look at what you eat for lunch. | Look at that. What is that? That's...


- "It's fudge. " | - "Euless. "

- Nobody cares what you're saying. | - It causes cancer.

- You're gay. | - I'm not gay. I have a wife, okay?

It causes cancer. At least, if you're | gonna eat that, have some almonds.

How do you deal with yourself? | When I go to the bathroom...

I like to be proud of what happens.

I like to be proud of the whole experience.

I like to know that it smells | sweet, not horrible.

Hold up, hold up. There are two hot dogs | with chili somewhere in my pant...

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David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green (born April 9, 1975) is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls (2003), and Snow Angels (2007), as well as the thriller Undertow (2004), all of which he wrote or co-wrote. In 2008, he transitioned into comedy, directing the films Pineapple Express (2008), Your Highness and The Sitter (both 2011), as well as episodes of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down (2009–13). In 2013, he returned to his more dramatic roots with the independent films Prince Avalanche and Joe. Since then, he has directed the films Manglehorn (2014), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Stronger (2017), and episodes of the television comedy-drama Red Oaks (2014–2017), which he also executive produces. Green will next direct the upcoming eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride and takes place forty years after the events of the original 1978 film. more…

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