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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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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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Release Date:

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

Producer David McKenna removed his name from the project. He was credited as 'Zachary Long'. See more »

Goofs

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

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Forgot About Dre
Performed by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Melvin Bradford, Eminem (as Marshall Mathers)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Records
Published by WB Music o/b/o itself, Aint Nuthin Goin' On But Fucking Music & Hard Working Black Folks Inc.
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Wow
29 September 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because I had seen Kids and thought that it was a pretty well directed movie. I base a lot of my movie viewing on directors and I figured that I would give Larry Clark a shot. I knew nothing about the movie before viewing it, I didn't even read the back of the DVD. This movie was one of the most astonishing films I have ever seen and I have seen a whole lot of them. The fact that it is based on a true story amplifies the impact. I will definitely read the book that it is based on and would recommend this film to my peers. As a warning, there is a good bit of nudity, strong language, and violence. But if you can sit through it, its worth it!


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