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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

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Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. Written by Lion Films

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I think my mask of sanity is about to slip See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Psicópata americano  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,961,015 (USA) (16 April 2000)

Gross:

$15,070,285 (USA) (30 July 2000)
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During the shooting of the film, Christian Bale spoke in an American accent off set at all times. At the wrap party, when he began to speak in his native Welsh accent, many of the crew thought he was speaking that way as an accent for another film; they had thought he was American, throughout the entire shoot. See more »

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On the scene where Bateman is with Courtney at her apartment, when he gets off the bed to dress up, the mic can be seen on the mirror of the bedroom. See more »

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Patrick Bateman: Did you know that Ted Bundy's first dog, a collie, was named Lassie?
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Jean: Who's Ted Bundy?
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Everlasting Love
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A man who never was
14 April 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a frightening and wildly satiric look into the mentality of the high-flying Reaganomics 1980s as the American Dream turned into the psychotic American Nightmare. The film will probably turn as many people off as are entertained by this weird journey that is a slightly more organized cousin of FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.

Christian Bale is amazingly energetic and even sympathetic as the deranged, soul-less creature who values nothing but surface appearances. We are given a hauting roller-coaster ride through a comedy of terrors that is the mind of this being who seems human but isn't quite sure himself. In fact, he doesn't even know who or what he is.

Is he insane? Are we? That's the joker in the gamble. That's the riddle of the sphinx that we are left to solve -- if there is a solution.


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