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Pariah (1998)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1999 (USA)
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An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Jones ...
Steve
Dave Oren Ward ...
Crew
Davidlee Willson ...
David Lee (as David Lee Wilson)
Aimee Chaffin ...
Sissy
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Angela
Anna Padgett ...
Lex
Dan Weene ...
Joey
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Babe (as Ann Zupa)
Brandon Slater ...
Doughboy
Jason Posey ...
Kevin
Chris Jarecki ...
Tall Guy
Terence Washington ...
Mario
Orlando Estrada ...
Aaron
Robert Hargett ...
Rob
Tyrone Young ...
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An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the gang. However, once inside he learns of the reasons (poverty, social rejection) for their existence and starts developing a kinship until he is asked to kill someone to prove his loyalty. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Love. Hate. Revenge. Destruction

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$4,032 (USA) (23 June 2000)

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$199,536 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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Same old depiction of a misrepresented sub-culture
6 July 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

While Pariah is indeed a great film, I have to say that it is also simply one more in a line of films which choose to depict neo nazi skinheads as being aggressive and violent. While I'm not insinuating that they're not, these films don't seem to ever delve into their actual belief system and thus we as the audience are made to feel threatened by the characters. Sure, this may be an effective way to catch an audiences attention, but it further segregates the skin heads and leads to a more wide spread misinterpretation of them. I don't support Nazism, however I would like to see a film that explores the fact that neo nazis have lost their freedom of speech, rather than one that tells me everything I already know about the worst kind of skin heads around. There are various kinds of skins - some of whom don't believe in drunkeness which is often a key element to their behaviour in these films. That said, Pariah is a very powerful film, following along much the same path as Romper Stomper started out on without delving into a silly love triangle conclusion as the latter film did. Very down to earth performances from a relatively unknown cast.


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