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Society (1989)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 11 June 1992 (USA)
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

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Cast

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Clarissa Carlyn
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Milo
Ben Meyerson ...
Ferguson
Charles Lucia ...
Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese ...
Nan (as Connie Danese)
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Jenny Whitney
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Shauna
Ben Slack ...
Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley ...
Judge Carter
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David Blanchard
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Petrie
Maria Claire ...
Sally
Conan Yuzna ...
Jason
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Jason's Friend
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Storyline

Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach. Written by Rob Hartill

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It is a matter of good breeding. Really. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for bizarre sexuality and violence, and for language. | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The scenes where Billy has therapy sessions with Dr. Cleveland weren't in the original script. They were added during production to help strengthen the narrative of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie Bill goes home to confront his parents. When looks out the window and sees their car pull up it's night, but when he goes down stairs to greet them it's suddenly day. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Burt: Is it really that boring being rich? I guess you're just naturally fucked up.
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Tonight
Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
Produced by 'Steve Parr (III)
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Brian Yuzna's View of the Fight of Classes
10 September 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) feels misfit with his parents and his sister Jenny Whitney (Patrice Jennings). When his sister's boyfriend David Blanchard (Tim Bartell) bugs his family, he shows the disturbing tapes to Bill showing incest and a weird society. When Blanchard dies in a car accident, Bill decides to investigate his family and find a scary truth.

"Society" is a disturbing movie of Brian Yuzna, where the fight of classes is presented in a very original way. The surrealistic story could be much better, but it is an interesting political and economical view of Marx theories, with the upper dominant classes literally and explicitly "eating "the lower classes. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Sociedade dos Amigos do Diabo" ("The Society of the Friends of the Devil")

Note: On 18 July 2017 I saw this film again.


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