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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Kent (as Edward Amatrudo)
Mr. Willis (as Steven Raulerson)
Judy Clayton ...
Mrs. Willis (as Judith Clayton)


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?


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, drug use and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 December 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bully - Diese Kids schockten Amerika  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The word "fuck" and its derivatives are said 274 times throughout the film. See more »


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


[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 »


References South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) See more »


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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User Reviews

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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