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Bully (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  12 December 2001 (France)
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A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

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Storyline

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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It's 4 a.m... do you know where your kids are?

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, drug use and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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12 December 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bully - Diese Kids schockten Amerika  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,502 (USA) (13 July 2001)

Gross:

$510,092 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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Trivia

Producer David McKenna removed his name from the project. He was credited as 'Zachary Long'. See more »

Goofs

Although the events upon which the film is based take place in 1993, the film itself is deliberately not set in 1993, but in 2001, to avoid any potential problems with anachronisms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marty: [on the phone with a customer] I want you to suck my big dick.
Mrs. Puccio: [from downstairs] Marty, honey, dinner!
Marty: [into the phone] I want you to lick my balls.
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Crazy Credits

This Picture only covers events up to and including the conclusion of the trial of the defendants depicted in this Picture. Following the trial, some defendants appealed. Here are the results of the various appeals as of the time of the making of this Picture: Lisa Connelly's sentence was reduced to 22 years. Alice Willis was sentenced to 17 years but shall be under community supervision for 40 years upon her release. Martin Puccio's sentence was reduced to life in prison See more »

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References The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) See more »

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Forgot About Dre
Performed by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Melvin Bradford, Eminem (as Marshall Mathers)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Records
Published by WB Music o/b/o itself, Aint Nuthin Goin' On But Fucking Music & Hard Working Black Folks Inc.
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I'd like to clear up some misconceptions about this movie
5 November 2004 | by (Plantation, Florida) – See all my reviews

It seems that the reviews of this movie are rather bleak because people say that the director focused too much on sex and that this was not a realistic picture for teens. I watched the movie, and read the book, and I have another reference source- my mother was a juror for the court case State of Florida Vs. Ali Willis and Donny Semenec. She was sequestered for over a month and was told every piece of information about these two teenagers and their friends.

This sex/drug filled movie is a spot-on represenation of these kid's sad life. They had no future, no regrets, didn't go to school and yes, they had sex with each other a lot. From what my mother says, if you were to make a movie about them accurately, it would have to be close to 75% sex. The bully was bi-sexual and would force his best friend to have sex with him after he had raped his girlfriend. These kids were also not poor white trash, as their parents were very wealthy, and they drove nice cars.

I think the fact is some people cannot stomach the idea of these kids being real, so they blame the director for not interpreting the story correctly. This is a story of middle- upper class kids, kids like your sons and daughters.

I thought this movie was very good. 7.5/10


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