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Bully -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Jim Schutze (book)
David McKenna (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 September 2001 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's 4 a.m... do you know where your kids are?
Plot:
A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I had a nightmare about this film See more (336 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brad Renfro ... Marty Puccio

Bijou Phillips ... Ali Willis

Rachel Miner ... Lisa Connelly

Nick Stahl ... Bobby Kent

Michael Pitt ... Donny Semenec

Leo Fitzpatrick ... The Hitman

Kelli Garner ... Heather Swallers

Daniel Franzese ... Cousin Derek

Nathalie Nicole ... Claudia (as Nathalie Paulding)

Jessica Sutta ... Blonde

Ed Amatrudo ... Mr. Kent (as Edward Amatrudo)
Steve Raulerson ... Mr. Willis (as Steven Raulerson)

Judy Clayton ... Mrs. Willis (as Judith Clayton)

Alan Lilly ... Mr. Puccio

Irene B. Colletti ... Mrs. Puccio
Elizabeth Dimon ... Mrs. Connelly

Ru Flynn ... Hitman's Mother
Jo-Aynne Von Born ... Claudia's Mother
Marc Pearson ... Marty's Brother
Joseph Shrouder ... Terry
Scott McHugh ... Boy at Beach
John Parker ... Video Game Boys
Phillip Ortiz ... Video Game Boys
Lindzee Warren ... Girl at Malls
Sam Steele ... Hitman Gang Boy
Rick Amicucci ... Hitman's Brother
Rick Seguso ... Gay Man
Jesse Dechant ... Dildo Man
Frank Ilarraza ... Detective Frank Ilarazza (as Detective Frank Ilarraza)
Anthony Barrineau ... Hitman Gang Boys
Derek Oliveira ... Hitman Gang Boys
Carlos Hernandez ... Club Dancers on Stage
Danny Norton ... Club Dancers on Stage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Aldanée ... Comic Book Store Guy (uncredited)

Larry Clark ... Hitman's Father (uncredited)

Trish Dempsey ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Deborah Smith Ford ... Farah Kent (uncredited)
Brent Joseph ... Whisperer in Dance Club (uncredited)
Joseph Marhee ... Pizza Hut patron (uncredited)

Al Quinn ... Attorney (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
 
Writing credits
Jim Schutze (book "Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge")

David McKenna (screenplay) (as Zachary Long) &
Roger Pullis (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Block .... co-producer
Manuel Chiche .... executive producer
Arnaud Duteil .... executive producer
Jordan Gertner .... executive producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
Thierry Klemeniuk .... associate producer
Vincent Maraval .... executive producer
Clark McCutchen .... associate producer
Jacky Lee Morgan .... co-producer (as Jacky Morgan)
Jacky Lee Morgan .... line producer (as Jacky Morgan)
Mark Mower .... executive producer
Don Murphy .... producer
Robert Pfeffer .... co-producer
Brad Renfro .... associate producer
Jim Schutze .... associate producer
Guy Stodel .... co-producer
Fernando Sulichin .... producer
David McKenna .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Hafitz 
 
Casting by
Carmen Cuba 
 
Production Design by
Linda Burton 
 
Art Direction by
Laura Harper 
 
Costume Design by
Carleen Ileana Rosado 
 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... assistant makeup artist
Simone Almekias-Vasquez .... assistant makeup artist
Jamie Escarra .... hair stylist
Tracy Murphy .... makeup department head
Tracy Murphy .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Rick Benattar .... executive in charge of production
Rita Dagher .... executive in charge of production
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... executive in charge of production
Andy Schefter .... unit production manager
Charlie Vogel .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Blake Ashman .... second assistant director
Jason Graham .... second second assistant director
Sholto J. Roeg .... first assistant director (as Sholto Roeg)
 
Art Department
Libby Gilbert .... art department clearances
Ilya Kaperonis .... set dresser
Christian Labarta .... set dresser
George Sanchez .... production assistant: art department
Thomas Wood .... property master
 
Sound Department
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle .... re-recording mixer (as Lisle Houston Engle)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Rob Freeman .... sound mixer
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley mixer
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Derek Marcil .... re-recording mixer
Michael 'Mac' McNamee .... boom operator
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Michael Mullane .... foley editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer (as Vincent Perry)
Anne Slack .... sound effects editor (as Anne Marie Slack)
William Smith .... re-recording mixer
Johanna Turner .... sound effects editor
Robert Getty .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
José Cepeda .... video game special effects creator
Tom Green .... video game special effects creator
Richard Lee Jones .... special effects
Cyrus Lum .... video game special effects creator
John Nagle .... video game special effects creator
Greg Omelchuck .... video game special effects creator
Andy Wright .... prosthetics
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Backauskas .... digital line-up (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunt coordinator
Cassandra McCormick .... stunts (as Cassandra Crider)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Barr .... gaffer
Monica Barronton .... film loader
Jessica Bennett .... grip
Clark Caldwell .... electrician
Mark Duncan .... second assistant camera
Steve Gainer .... camera operator
Reynaldo Guimet .... electrician
Laura Merians .... best girl
Donovan Milcoch .... camera operator (as Donovan Mlooch)
Allen Mizrahi .... first assistant camera
Marialice Penalba .... grip (as Marialice 'Nikki' Penalba)
Scott Reed .... camera production assistant
Chris Rodriguez .... dolly grip
Bud Scott .... key grip (as Budd Scott)
Walter 'Bud' Scott .... key grip
Abdiel Thorne .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marialina Villa .... key grip (as Marialina 'Ocho' Villa)
Tobin Yelland .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Ed Arenas .... location casting
Geoffrey Baumgartner .... casting intern (as Geoff Baumgartner)
Natasha Cuba .... casting assistant
Carlos Rojas .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Forestieri .... wardrobe assistant
Bijou Phillips .... wardrobe: Bijou Phillips
Iris Rose .... set costumer
Jonathan Sajda .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
Brent Joseph .... assistant editor
Trevor Miller .... production video editor
Dana Ross .... color timer
David Hillary .... executive in charge of post-production: Muse Productions (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Dominic Giannetti .... assistant location manager
Julian Valdes .... location manager
 
Music Department
Scott Grusin .... music editor
Joel C. High .... executive in charge of music: Lions Gate Films
Steven Machat .... executive soundtrack producer
Jeffrey Myatt .... executive soundtrack producer
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Howard Paar .... executive soundtrack producer
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Stephanie Lynn Urcheck .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Michael Carter .... driver: camera car
Christopher Cockroft .... driver
Donald Dowd .... unit driver
Joe T. Griffin .... driver
Dean Pazin .... driver
Abraham Salary .... transportation captain
Jerry Starr .... driver: grip truck
 
Other crew
Christopher Bacher .... condor operator
Geoffrey Baumgartner .... office production assistant (as Geoff Baumgartner)
Jennifer Bonivart .... production executive: Muse Productions
Sari Checkartze .... production assistant
Isaac J. Congdon .... intern
David Cypkin .... accounting assistant
Christopher De Stefano .... production assistant
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Shannon Ericson .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
W. Boyd Ford .... assistant: Mr. Renfro (as Boyd Ford)
Jennifer Fry .... intern
Samuel A. Gonzalez Jr. .... condor operator
Dean Goodman .... rig/strike
Rob Goodman .... key set production assistant
Carol Green .... publicist
Roberta Hanley .... production video
Bryan Kalfus .... assistant: Mr. Morgan
Ita Kennedy .... accounting assistant
Lisa Beth Kessler .... craft service
Andy LaBrada .... production intern
Sara Laffer .... intern
Samuel Merians .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Melissa Morgan .... accounting assistant
Andrew Nathanson .... production coordinator
Wade Odlum .... intern
Abe Pachikara .... intern
Rich E. Pedersen .... production assistant (as Rich Pedersen)
Emily Pendas .... script supervisor
David Perry .... condor operator
Lyndale V. Pettus .... intern (as Lyndale V. Pettus Sr.)
Robert Pfeffer .... production accountant
Brian Pitt .... intern
Chris Raleigh .... intern
Djilali Redjal .... assistant: Mr. Sulichin
John Rendall .... intern
Vanessa Rojas .... intern
Adam Schwartz .... key office production assistant
Brian Thomas .... balloon operator
Jason Torres .... craft service intern
Rafael Jenes .... color timing producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Beata Henrichs .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, drug use and language - all involving teens (rated video release)
Runtime:
108 min | 113 min (unrated version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | Mexico:C | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:18+ | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (certificate #38590) (rated video release) | USA:Unrated (unrated video release)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nick Stahl's middle name is actually Kent.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Ali constantly refers to her Mustang as a "5.0" which is completely impossible for two reasons. One has been pointed out, the 5.0 wasn't available in the 99 to 04 Mustangs, the last time a 5.0 was available in a Mustang was 94-95. To further this mistake Ali's Mustang isn't even represented by the V8 of that generation, but rather the v6 option.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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Movie Connections:
References The Godfather (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
ExcessSee more »

FAQ

What were the real life sentences of the perpetrators?
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
I had a nightmare about this film, 22 February 2004
Author: Rob from United Kingdom

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.

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