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A Better Place (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | September 1997 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert DiPatri ...
Brian Lynch ...
Bryan Sproat ...
Molly Castelloe ...
Gerald Rosamilia ...
Vice Dealer
Mark SaFranko ...
Todd's Father
Jerry Rosamilia ...
Barret's Father
Dennis Pepper (as Dennis Pepper)
Christina Squillari ...
Bitchy Girl
Additional Bitchy Girl
Vincent Pereira ...
Eric Einhorn ...
Lookout Student


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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Not Rated

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Release Date:

September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Happy World of Bunnies  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are two hidden Easter Eggs in the DVD: If you want to listen to the hidden commentary: Watch (or skip through) A Better Place go to the 'Special Thanks' menu and click on 'The Pizza Guy'. This will get you access to a secret menu where you can select a 'Drunken Commentary'. or: If you want to view the Trailer: After watching (or skipping through) A Better Place go to the 'Special Thanks' menu and click on 'The Pizza Guy'. This will get you access to a secret menu where you can select the Trailer for Brian Lynch's Big Helium Dog. See more »


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An amazing film
8 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The title of my post is probably that of every single other review of

this film on the database(Except for the few uneducated people

who wouldn't know good films if they watched each of Kubrick's

films 10 times). As a fan of Kevin Smith films, Vincent Pereira

always seemed the most underrated of Smith's team. If you've ever

heard a DVD commentary of one of Smith's films you will probably

hear Vincent getting cut off halfway through his sentence while

saying something interesting about the transfer, sound, video,

deleted footage, directing etc. But i always realised that Vincent

was a smart filmmaker and jumped at the chance to purchase his

film on DVD. I did and i know i'll never regret it. It follows the rather

simple plot of two 'outcasts' who become friends after one saves

the other from bullies only to find out one of them is rather, um,

'wrong in the head'. This is truly one of the best independant films

i've ever seen and i have no idea why no studio has ever picked it

up and released it because i know it would make millions.

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