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American Psycho (2000)

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.



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Patrick Bateman, a young, well to do man working on wall street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Written by Fabian DuBois <>

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psicópata americano  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,961,015 (USA) (14 April 2000)


ESP 466,785,361 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Although Patrick is extremely wealthy, we never actually see him do any work. See more »


During Patrick Bateman's first meeting with Detective Donald Kimball, Jean brings Detective Kimball mineral water that he does not want. She sets the bottle of water and glass on the corner of the desk. During the conversation between Bateman and Kimball, the glass and bottle move from the corner of Bateman's desk to a slightly deeper part of the corner, and an ashtray moves into their original place. See more »


Patrick Bateman: I know my behavior can be... *erratic* sometimes.
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Referenced in Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange (2000) See more »


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Written by Anderson, Julian Godfrey Brookhouse (as Brookhouse), Migi Drummond (as Drummond), Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (as Volpeliere-Pierrot), and Nicholas Bernard Thorpe (as Thorp)
Performed by Curiosity Killed The Cat (as Curiosity Killed the Cat)
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music,
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User Reviews

Interesting, always interesting!

By the end, I didn't know what to make of it, but now I understand the film much better. This film is must viewing, it brings out the truth about today's world - Nothing but material values matter, we live empty lives, we think empty thoughts, we are empty people, life is boring.

Christian Bale is awesome, quality acting! Willem Dafoe was underused, I didn't think the support cast had the same quality material as Bale.

The photography is stylish, very 80s gloss!

The direction is terrific, wonderful camera work.

Overall, see it, it's satire, black comedy, social commentary and more!

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