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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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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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Killer inside. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Psicópata americano  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£749,526 (UK) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

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

The events that Bateman mentions in the phone message to his lawyer are events that transpired in the book by Bret Easton Ellis, but not in the film. See more »

Goofs

The porno movie that goes on during Patrick's telephone conversation with his fiancé is taken from Red Vibe Diaries: Object of Desire, produced in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Donald Kimball: Huey Lewis and the News. Great stuff! I just bought it on my way here. You heard it?
Patrick Bateman: Never. I mean I don't really like singers.
Donald Kimball: Not a big music fan, huh?
Patrick Bateman: No, I like music. Just they're... Huey's too black sounding for me.
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Simply Irresistible
Written by Robert Palmer (as Robert Allen Palmer)
Performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of EMI
Under license from EMI/Capitol Special Markets and Warner/Chappell
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Cruelty and Christian Bale
7 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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