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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 ...
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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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September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Happy World of Bunnies  »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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Barret: Where does that leave me? No bullets.
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Written and Recorded by Mikael Jorgensen and Tom Missner
Performed by Auto Vs. Pedestrian
Copyright 1996/2000 Copyright Control
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Very Good
28 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'd just seen Drawing Flies... I bought it on a whim hoping I'd like it as it was a View Askew Production. It was awful. Just awful. So I was worried about A Better Place, but I took another chance. I was very pleased. It was a $40,000 budget but I think it looks good. The acting is so-so in places of course, and there are actually a few blurry scenes, but overall it's very well done. The character who plays Ryan definitely worked well. The story itself was very intriguing and I could relate to it, having grown up in similar situations. It's not a happy story, so don't expect a comedy. Very good. B+

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