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Bruiser (2000)

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After years of being tread upon and cheated on, a man awakens to find his face has a been replaced by a blank, white mask.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective McCleary
Detective Rakowski
Tom Burtram
Marie V. Cruz ...
Number Nine
Beatriz Pizano ...
Katie Saldano
Tamsin Kelsey ...
Mariah Breed
Kelly King ...
Gloria Kite
Susanne Sutchy ...
Balázs Koós ...
Jean Daigle ...


The young executive of a publicity agency Henry Creedlow is a man that has repressed morbid thoughts and is walked over by most of his acquaintances: his wife is cheating on him with his boss and stealing his investments with help from his best friend; his housemaid is frequently stealing from his house and insulting him in Spanish; even his annoying poodle does not respect him. While in his daily morning routine listening to a talk show on the radio, he hears a man committing suicide live because he had been felt miserable and disrespected for a long time, and Henry feels impressed with the tragic story. The next morning, he wakes up to find his face covered by a white mask, changing his personality and letting him seek revenge against those who have humiliated him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Horror

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



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Release Date:

13 February 2000 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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As the 2010, this is the only film written and directed by 'George A. Romero' of the decade that isn't part of the Living Dead series. See more »


[after Katie issues several insults to Henry in Spanish, he responds in the same language]
Katie Saldano: I didn't know you speak Spanish.
Henry Creedlow: I'm full of surprises.
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All dressed up and....
11 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is about 20 minutes of interesting movie here, in the opening preamble and in the grand guignol of the masquerade party. In between, this is poor.

I love Romero films, for, amongst other things, their mixture of grotesque violence and gallows humour. With Bruiser, apart from the delicious viciousness of the set-up of our faceless non-hero, this provided some peculiar and unsatisfactory combination of Zorro and Death Wish, without atmosphere, coherence or even any real energy. Did the whole budget get blown on the set for the masquerade? I wanted to like it, was expecting to at least enjoy it in a time-passing way, and was only bored and frustrated by it.

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