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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert DiPatri ...
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Todd
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Brian Lynch ...
Eddie
Bryan Sproat ...
Justin
Molly Castelloe ...
Meg
Gerald Rosamilia ...
Vice Dealer
Mark SaFranko ...
Todd's Father
Jerry Rosamilia ...
Barret's Father
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Dennis Pepper (as Dennis Pepper)
Christina Squillari ...
Bitchy Girl
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Vincent Pereira ...
Jake
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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The Happy World of Bunnies  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Quotes

Large Rude Student: He says he wants to fuck, bitch!
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Monkey Boy Slam
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Written by Michael Ferentino
Performed by Michael Ferentino and Andres Karu
Produced and Recorded by Michael Ferentino and Andres Karu
Copyright 2000 Michael Ferentino (ASCAP)
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A refreshing film

Over the past few years, i've only seen a couple of films that had an impact on me. A Better Place was one of them. It was a refreshing change of pace from the generic crap the studios turn out each year. Sure, it has its flaw, but should not be overlooked. Thank god for the the upcoming dvd release, now i can finally show my friends the film i've been talking about for the last year.


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