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American Psycho (2000)

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

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

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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£749,526 (UK) (21 April 2000)

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ESP 466,785,361 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In the business card scene where Paul Allen mistakes Bateman for being Halberstam, all three of them wear the same glasses. See more »

Goofs

The TV that is shown at the end of the movie with President Reagan speaking is a late '90s model of Sony Trinitron. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Bateman: Did you know that Ted Bundy's first dog, a collie, was named Lassie?
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Jean: Who's Ted Bundy?
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If You Don't Know Me By Now
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Simply Red
Courtesy of EastWest American/Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Cruelty and Christian Bale
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A very funny horror flick. A worthy companion piece to its literary roots. A phenomenal, fearless performance by Christian Bale that, in a way, cleared up my questions about this versatile British actor. I could never quite warm up to him. Not even in "Little Women". Now, Bale as Patrick Bateman, revealed the reason. It is the cruelty around his mouth. His smiles are chilling and they work to perfection in this, his yuppie modern monster.His actions have the pristine shallowness of his business cards and the disgusting taste of his self awareness. You don't feel sorry for him, the way one did for Norman Bates. No, his character is unredeemable. His rough sex with two women while he rides one of them looking at himself in the mirror is one of the most disturbing film moments I've ever seen. I wonder if Bale will ever be able to play goodness, convincingly.


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