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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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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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Drama | Horror

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

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Psicópata americano  »

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$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

Looking for a way to create the character of Patrick Bateman, Christian Bale stumbled onto a Tom Cruise appearance on David Letterman. According to American Psycho (2000) director Mary Harron, Bale saw in Cruise "this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes" and Bale subsequently based the character of Bateman on that. Interestingly, Tom Cruise is actually featured in the novel; he lives in the same apartment complex as Bateman, who meets him in a lift and gets the name of Cocktail (1988) wrong, calling it "Bartender". See more »

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When Patrick Bateman is "watching" The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (while exercising) the screams of Sally Hardesty are inconsistent with the original soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Bateman: Don't you want to know what I do?
Christie: No. No, not really.
Patrick Bateman: Well, I work on Wall Street... for Pierce & Pierce. Have you heard of it?
[the girls shake their heads. Patrick's jaw tightens]
Christie: You have a really nice place here, Paul. How much did you pay for it?
Patrick Bateman: Well, actually, that's none of your business, Christie. But I can assure you, it certainly wasn't cheap.
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Music for 18 Synths
Written by Sheldon Steiger
Performed by Sheldon Steiger
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Christian Bale the new Peter Cushing
6 October 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Now it all makes sense. Christian Bale was born to play horror characters. I couldn't understand why I was so , so, afraid of him even in films like "Velvet Goldmine" He is a poster boy for putrid souls in elegant wrapping. In "American Psycho" - a film that deserves much more attention than it's got - he is absolutely terrific. Totally believable. I could sense his delight in playing a monster of this kind. Interestingly enough this manicured monster seems to be asking for sympathy, imagine the nerve! But Christian Bale succeeds in showing us a face we (I) hadn't quite seen before and yet we (I) accept without question. He should have gotten an Oscar nomination but, fortunately, he didn't.


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