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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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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

A documentary was filmed for the American Justice TV series called "Payback for a Bully". See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Marty and Lisa are watching the music video, the same verse of the song "Forgot About Dre" repeats. I.e. you hear the beginning of the song twice. 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 Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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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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Portrays the decadent and violent reality of teen life today
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very real and compelling portrayal of a murder involving a group of teens growing up in suburban Florida. I could relate to the characters on many levels. Growing up in suburban Philadelphia I could have easily replaced the characters in the movie with people I in knew in my youth. It was a rude reminder of just how easily things can spiral out of control if you get involved with the wrong crowd and put yourself in such a precarious situation.

Although there were some parts of the movie that seemed over dramatized, it captures the violent and self destructive lifestyle American teens are exposed to, and the story is very well told and acted. Some might be put off by the crude sex and violence, but if you are able to look past that it a very entertaining movie that I would highly recommend.


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