Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women. A girl named Meredith in his first period. A fellow teacher Ms. Madison, and a street hooker named Erica, whom Henry has personally granted brief shelter from the streets. Each one of these women, like Henry, are in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
Bryan Cranston....Richard Dearden
Adrien Brody....Henry Barthes
James Caan....Mr. Seaboldt
Lucy Liu....Dr. Parker
Blythe Danner....Ms. Perkins
Renée Felice Smith....Missy
Tim Blake Nelson....Mr. Wiatt
Marcia Gay Harden....Principal Carol Dearden
Isiah Whitlock Jr.....Mr. Mathias
Doug E. Doug....Mr. Norris
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