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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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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 »

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As Lisa and Marty smoke marijuana, the ash in Lisa's hair disappears and reappears between shots. 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 Godfather (1972) See more »

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In Magnificent Glory
Performed by Fog
Written by Fog
Courtesy of AMC Records
Published by AMC Records
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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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