MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 217 this week

Bully (2001)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 27,320 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 330 user | 111 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay) (as Zachary Long) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 12 Sep 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bully" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bully (2001)

Bully (2001) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bully.

User Polls

3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez
Kids (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Ken Park (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

Directors: Larry Clark, Edward Lachman
Stars: Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser
Bully I (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch
Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson
Marfa Girl (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James
Teenage Caveman (TV Movie 2002)
Sci-Fi | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Teens encounter people, who, after being used as guinea pigs for the experimental testing of a virus can live forever in a post apocalyptic world.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Richard Hillman
Gummo (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh
Collector (2008)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Justin Sayer suffers from a mental illness which causes vivid hallucinations. The voices in his head have caused him to isolate himself from the world and from his two year old son. After ... See full summary »

Director: Dempsey Tillman
Stars: Matthew Boylan, Brad Renfro
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rhinoceros Eyes is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep, a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woodley
Stars: Michael Pitt, Paige Turco, Gale Harold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Lukas Ionesco, Diane Rouxel, Théo Cholbi
Jonathan II (2013)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Lexi Diamond, Tia Cyrus
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's 4 a.m... do you know where your kids are?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

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 »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Work Dat Pussy
Performed by Daz Dillinger (as Dillinger) & Kurupt (as Young Gotti)
Written by Daz Dillinger (as D. Arnaud), Kurupt (as R. Brown), Mike Dean (as M. Dean)
Produced by Daz Dillinger (as Daz Dillenger) & Mike Dean
Courtesy of OCF Records
Published by D.P.G. Musiq (BMI), Stanly-My (BMI), Still n That Water
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

I had a nightmare about this film
22 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved the way Kid's presented itself when it was first released, if I had it my way then that film would be shown to all the kids in high school's all over the world because the reality of what is going on in each character really hits home when watching this and I think it might make a lot of young kids think before what they do. Anyway that was my introduction to Larry Clark and the amazing Leo Fitzpatrick and when I had heard not long ago that these two got together and made another harrowing teen film called Bully I just had to watch it but apart of me wishes I didn't watch it because I scared me in a way because of how real it was. Leo Fitzpatrick is not the lead star in this one though, this one is left to Brad Renfro (Marty) and Nick Stahl (Bobby) who are two best friends who live in world where they sell phone sex for gay people and make homosexual films to sell to porn shops, just you're average teenager of course, but Bobby is a dominating friend towards Marty and Marty just breaks and decides with his vulnerable girlfriend that they should kill Bobby so he won't be a problem in their lives, from there we are taken into this dark tale of teenage revenge. There is a big build to what happens in this film and that's what makes it harrowing viewing because you just don't know what is going to happen. But by the time the film had ended I straight away bombarded the internet with information about the real happening of what actually went on.

Overall this is Larry Clark's best work to date and it opens you up to a whole new world of talented actors and a director that should be praised more about his work. This is not the sort of film that finishes and you go on with what you are doing, it will stay in your head for a while and will leave wanting more in way because you really feel that you want the film to go on a bit longer to know more about these fascinating characters.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the 'hitman' dnaceva
A simple beatdown would have been fine. dnaceva
Teen prostitution ring? la_cinematheque
How do they live with themselves kate3878
The hardest part about watching this movie for me DanandKirb
Marty didn't love Lisa kate3878
Discuss Bully (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page