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A Better Place (1997)

 -  Drama  -  September 1997 (USA)
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A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.

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Two high school outcasts (Barret, the new kid in school, and Ryan, a self-confessed misanthrope with a violent past) form an obsessive friendship which spirals out of control and ends in murder. Written by Vincent Pereira <vpereira@monmouth.com>

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The Happy World of Bunnies  »

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In the classroom sequence, the film appears to be out of focus and ghosty. This was due to a malfunction to the original film footage and could not be corrected. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: People dictate by their presence what turns to trash.
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Whipporwill Valley
Written and Recorded by Mikael Jorgensen and Tom Missner
Performed by Auto Vs. Pedestrian
Copyright 1996/2000 Copyright Control
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Crude but entertaining.
8 January 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A BETTER PLACE is a crudely made low budget story of teen alienation that brings to mind the now classic RIVER'S EDGE. The acting is so-so and there is one too many scenes involving fake blood (the movie's low budget shows), but it is fast paced, has a funky soundtrack and its tone is defiantly angry. Check it out.


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