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Bully (2001)

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

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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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

'Elizabeth Dimon' and Daniel Franzese portray mother and son in this movie. Prior to being cast, they had also been paired as a the comedic beta-couple in a Florida production of the musical A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. See more »

Goofs

Ali's Ford Mustang in the movie was never offered with a 5.0 V8 engine in that model. The 5.0 V8 engine was offered in the Ford Mustang model from when the movie's *original* events took place. 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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References The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) See more »

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Bully Murder Scene
Performed by Thurston Moore
Written by Thurston Moore
Courtesy of Geffen, Interscope Records
Published by Feminist Religious Music, Zomba Songs Inc (BMI)
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astonishing!
10 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

so many other comments say the film is "astonishing" but what is astonishing to me is the fact that the people who actually liked Bully can utilize a keyboard. the movie was boring, true event or not. the characters were all stereo-typical and appeared to be mildly retarded. the plot follows these pseudo mongoloids as they plan to kill a main characters boyfriend, who is, as the title implies, a bully. they even go to a hit man for help, though he is neither a hit man, nor of any help at all. there is a lot of warning of drug use and sex in the movie, but neither one of those usually entertaining to watch subjects helps this movie at all. the closest the movie comes to being at all entertaining is Michael Pitt's character, who kind of floats through the movie having no idea whats going on.


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