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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

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Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. Written by Lion Films

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Psicópata americano  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$15,047,419 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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Christian Bale had to gain muscle and mass to reach his 82kg goal of playing the yuppie Patrick Bateman. See more »

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While it's true that they Huey Lewis album Fore! is "of the period" and was certainly released by the time the film takes place, it was not available on the Compact Disc format until October 25, 1990. See more »

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Patrick Bateman: [to drycleaner] If you don't shut your fucking mouth, I will kill you.
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Lady in Red
Written by Chris De Burgh (as Christopher John Davison)
Performed by Chris De Burgh
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets and Almo Sounds
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A man who never was
14 April 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a frightening and wildly satiric look into the mentality of the high-flying Reaganomics 1980s as the American Dream turned into the psychotic American Nightmare. The film will probably turn as many people off as are entertained by this weird journey that is a slightly more organized cousin of FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.

Christian Bale is amazingly energetic and even sympathetic as the deranged, soul-less creature who values nothing but surface appearances. We are given a hauting roller-coaster ride through a comedy of terrors that is the mind of this being who seems human but isn't quite sure himself. In fact, he doesn't even know who or what he is.

Is he insane? Are we? That's the joker in the gamble. That's the riddle of the sphinx that we are left to solve -- if there is a solution.


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