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American Bully (2009)

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A middle-American teenage boy who is affected by 9/11, terrorism, and the war in Iraq becomes involved in an isolated high school altercation that escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation.

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David Rodriguez (as Dave Rodriguez)

Writers:

Zak Meyers, David Rodriguez (as Dave Rodriguez)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matt O'Leary ... Brandon O'Leary
Marshall Allman ... Mike Grossman
Jonathan Halyalkar Jonathan Halyalkar ... Eric Singh
Sam Murphy ... Bo Aznabev
Ross Britz ... Kyle Castranovo
Brooke Johnson Brooke Johnson ... Michelle
Meghan Stansfield Meghan Stansfield ... Charlotte
Paul Ben-Victor ... Principal Wheeler
Natasha Henstridge ... Carol Mills
Dan Wells ... Deputy LeBlanc
Sam Blan Sam Blan ... Video Executioner
John Savage ... News Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Aguillard Brendan Aguillard ... Young Boy 1
Chase Alan Chase Alan ... Young Boy 2
Debby Gaudet ... Defense Attorney
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A middle-American teenage boy who is affected by 9/11, terrorism, and the war in Iraq becomes involved in an isolated high school altercation that escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation.

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Taglines:

america's innocence lost.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, a scene of sexuality, drinking, drug use and pervasive language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Bully See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$857,000, 30 August 2012
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Ben-Victor and Natasha Henstridge previously appeared in Standoff (1998). See more »

Quotes

Eric Singh: Hey, fuck you, you redneck pieces of shit!
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17 September 2018 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

American Bully is one of those film that has a message to tell. What that message was is still a complete mystery to me. This entire film is based on a single act, which wouldn't be such a bad thing had they showed what led up to the act or what the results of the act were. The film is short to begin with, at just seventy-five minutes, but for the material presented, that was still too long. The entirety of this movie features a bunch of high school kids hanging out, getting drunk, and expressing racist views. After an hour of absolutely nothing going on, an opportunity presents itself, something finally happens, and the film is over. I thought with the subject material that this was a film that could have gone in a million different directions, but literally almost nothing happens! Matthew O'Leary stars, and while I consider him to be an underrated performer, it's roles like this one that are going to keep on the b-movie list. When actors are capable of so much more, why take a role like this? Clearly American Bully was a low budget, independent film, and without a payday or a strong leading role, there simply isn't a reason to take on a role of this nature. As I said the film has a message to tell and it seems pretty cut and dry until the end. The big left turn may have made the ending a bit more interesting, but calls into question the entire message the film had originally intended to portray. Overall I found the whole thing to be just a strange experience severely lacking in almost every category.


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