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The United States of Leland

Rating:R (for language and some drug content)
Release Date:April 2, 2004
Running time:108 minutes
Cast:Ryan Gosling, Chris Klein, Don Cheadle, Jena Malone, Michelle Williams
Director:Matthew Ryan Hoge
Producer:Kevin Spacey, Bernie Morris, Palmer West, Jonah Smith
Writer:Matthew Ryan Hoge
Distributor:Paramount Classics

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Description: Leland, a 15-year-old, murders an autistic child and claims that he committed the act out of sadness. He is sent to a juvenile facility, where a male teacher named Pearl must unravel the mystery behind Leland's murderous act and extreme sadness, while at the same time deal with how the tragic killing affects the families of both the victim and the perpetrator.

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