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The Oath (2018)

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In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

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Ike Barinholtz

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Ike Barinholtz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ike Barinholtz ... Chris
Tiffany Haddish ... Kai
Nora Dunn ... Eleanor
Chris Ellis ... Hank
Jon Barinholtz ... Pat
Meredith Hagner ... Abbie
Carrie Brownstein ... Alice
Jay Duplass ... Clark
Billy Magnussen ... Mason
John Cho ... Peter
Priah Ferguson ... Hardy
Henry Kaufman ... Asher
Max Greenfield ... Dan
Jon Lovett ... Jon Lovett
Brian Guest ... Avery
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Storyline

Chris (Ike Barinholtz) and Kai (Tiffany Haddish) agree not to sign an oath of loyalty to the United States for tax incentives. The deadline is Black Friday and a politically-charged Chris focuses on getting through the holiday with his family while he pours over the news regarding The Oath. The day after Thanksgiving, he and his family are surprised when agents show up to interrogate him. As the situation escalates, they must decide how to stay out of jail and protect their family. Written by meganerothe

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Nothing is More American Than Family Drama

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Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,077, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$401,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$401,463
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Trivia

Directorial debut of a feature film for Ike Barinholtz. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Alice are smoking a joint, they both smoke it like a cigarette. Neither inhales. See more »

Quotes

Mason: If it wasn't for people like me, people like YOU would be slaves to people like me.
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How Do You Do
Performed by Mouth & McNeal
Written by Hans van Hemert and Harry van Hoof
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6.5 Stars From Me
13 March 2019 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

I thought this was pretty funny. It sorta slides in well with all the political turmoil that is currently taking place. Family gatherings are always a great place to find some dark humor. It's just those moments were you realise that you both love and yet can't believe you have a relationship with people that have such opposing ideas.

I would think that if you are sensitive to political views you may not want to watch this. It may just fire you up. If you don't let that stuff get to you and think it is about time to laugh at all the craziness going on all around us, pick it up.


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