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Hate Crime (2005)

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »

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Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out on his nightly walk with their dog and never returns. Immediately, fingers are pointed and Chris and Robbie become the prime suspects. With no support from the authorities, Robbie receives help from some unlikely sources to execute a desperate and dangerous plan that uncovers secrets that will turn many lives upside-down and ultimately bring the perpetrator to justice, regardless of the consequences. Written by Anonymous

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It's about Love. It's about Intolerance. It's about Justice. See more »


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Rated R for some violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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14 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,303, 12 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,758, 10 September 2006
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Trivia

Brian J. Smith auditioned for the role of Chris Boyd before being cast as Trey McCoy. See more »

Quotes

Chris Boyd: Christ didn't die for you sins so you could go off and do perverted shit.
Robbie Levinson: I'm Jewish.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus By 45
Written by Ebony Tay and Tommy Stovall
Performed by Ebony Tay
Featuring Members of Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
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An engaging and thought provoking film.
5 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This evening, I had the privilege of viewing Hate Crime at a limited (one night only) engagement in Phoenix, Arizona. It is unfortunate that this outstanding film does not yet have a distributor. I would definitely recommend it to friends and co-workers.

This is an extraordinarily well written and well executed film. Although Hate Crime would obviously attract a gay audience, its appeal is so much broader than that. I've seen too many "gay" themed films which suffer from weak scripts and predictable outcomes. In stark contrast, this film is engaging, intelligent and suspenseful.

Hate Crime side-steps the political hype and focuses on the very real and personal consequences of the subject matter. The characters are people you care about – trying to cope with a terrible tragedy. They are flawed. They are "flesh and blood". They are not stereotypes. The cast – comprised of veteran actors and some newcomers – provides a universally outstanding performance.

The production value is excellent. (This film has been produced in High Definition and the effort is well worth it – even to the untrained eye.) The score is suspenseful and complements the story line.

I cannot recommend this film highly enough. I hope that as it is shown by way of other limited engagements, it will be picked up for distribution so it can be viewed by the much larger audience it well deserves!


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