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Bully (2001)

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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Biography | 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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,502, 15 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,537,670, 22 April 2012
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the scene between Derek and Ms. Connelly, the boom is reflected in the window behind them, moving back and forth. 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Window: Heather's Story
Written by Zoë Poledouris and Jerome Dillon
Performed by Zoë Poledouris
Evelyn Oz Music (BMI)/Slaveneame Music (BMI)
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* * *1/2 out of 4. Top 10 of 2001!
4 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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