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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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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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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

The movie was shot in 23 days 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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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 Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Window: Lisa Wakes
Written by Zoë Poledouris (as Zoe Poledouris) and Jerome Dillon
Performed by Zoë Poledouris (as Zoe Poledouris)
Evelyn Oz Music (BMI)/Slaveneame Music (BMI)
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* * *1/2 out of 4. Top 10 of 2001!

Raw, realistic, deeply disturbing and haunting film about a group of recently graduated high school kids whose lives are aimless and empty. With nothing better to do, they get together to plot the murder of their mean best friend (Nick Stahl), who was the only one bound for college and to make something of himself. With none of your usual Hollywood gloss and a well selected cast (especially Stahl in a creepy performance), this film has many powerful moments and completely draws you into it's story. Shockingly enough, based on a true story.

Unrated; Strong Sexual Content, Graphic Violence, Profanity, and Nudity.


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