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American Psycho (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  14 April 2000 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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 <fabian_dubois@sliquid.cjb.net>

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From the controversial best-seller by Bret Easton Ellis See more »

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Drama | Horror

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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

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The two large lithographs (posters) in Bateman's apartment are part of a series called "Men in the Cities" by Robert Longo. See more »

Goofs

As Jean is leaving Patrick's apartment, she reminds Patrick of his lunch appointment the following day, but the second-half of Jean's line appears to have been dubbed. It is unclear what the actress was actually saying. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Bateman: I think, um, Evelyn that, uh, we've lost touch.
Evelyn Williams: Why? What's wrong?
Patrick Bateman: My need to engage in homicidal behaviour on a massive scale cannot be corrected but, uh, I have no other way to fulfill my needs.
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Referenced in Entourage: The All Out Fall Out (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Feelin' It (Philip's Psycho Mix)
Written by Chris Frantz (as C. Frantz) and Tina Weymouth (as T. Weymouth)
Performed by Tom Tom Club
Remixed by Phillip Steir (as Philip Steir)
Courtesy of Metered Music (ASCAP)
Tom Tom Club appears courtesy of Tip Top/Rykodisc
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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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