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Mentor (2006)

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A young writer's friendship with a famous author turns sour when he falls for the wrong woman in this independent drama. Sanford Pollard (Rutger Hauer) is a once-famous and successful novelist whose career is in a bit of a slump. Pollard has used his still-impressive literary reputation to land a prestigious teaching position at a major university, where English student and aspiring author Carter Baines (Matthew Davis) is his student and assistant. While it doesn't take long for Baines to discover how petty and manipulative Pollard can be, he's also more than a bit awed by the great man, and feels privileged to be taken under his wing. Pollard has another favorite student, Julia (Dagmara Dominczyk), a beautiful coed who becomes his lover, but as the friendship between Pollard and Baines becomes closer, Julia finds herself increasingly attracted to Pollard's handsome young assistant. For a while, Pollard and Baines share Julia's affections, but when she decides she wants Baines more than Pollard, the older man becomes increasingly angry and vindictive against his charges. The first feature film from director David Langlitz, Mentor received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Cast

Rutger Hauer
as Sanford Pollard
Susan Misner
as Marilyn Conner
Peter Scolari
as Jonathan Parks
Lynn Chen
as Susan
Isabel Glasser
as Margaret Burger
Lawrence Pressman
as Jonathan Kendall
Ronald Guttman
as Interviewer
Robert LuPone
as Franklin Burier
Dave Cooperman
as Professor
Darrel Cox
as Cocktail Party Guest
Irene Glezos
as Nadia Baxter
Tracy Griswold
as Gill Baxter
Connie Lamothe
as Nightclub Dancer
James P. Morrow
as Cocktail Party Guest
Dennis Pressey
as Dr. Kyle Hanson
Trisha Reed
as Secretary
Thomas W. Stewart
as Cocktail Party Guest
Ronald Trostle
as Cocktail Party Guest
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