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Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

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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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friend | abuse | teenager | best friend | bully | See more »

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

As Lisa and Marty smoke marijuana, the ash in Lisa's hair disappears and reappears between shots. 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

While this Picture is based upon the book "Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge" written by Jim Schutze, some of the characters and persons have been composited, invented and recreated and a number of incidents have been fictionalized, emphasized and exaggerated for dramatic effect. See more »

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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Dat
Performed by J.T. Money (as JT Money) featuring Solé (as Sole)
Written by Christopher Stewart, Thabiso Nkhereanye (as Thabiso Nkhereanya), Solé (as Tonya Johnston),
J.T. Money (as Jeffrey Tompkins), Diandre Davis
JT Money appears courtesy of Freeworld Entertainment/Priority Records
Sole appears courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Published by Music of Windswept o/b/o Honey from Missouri and Hitco South, Famous Music o/b/o itself
Tunes on the Verge of Insanity and Mo Better Grooves Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. o/b/i itself and Tony Mercedes Music (ASCAP),
Money Man Music, LLC (BMI), Dre All Day Music (ASCAP)
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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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