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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 »
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Tagline:
It's 4 a.m... do you know where your kids are?
Plot:
Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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So stark in it's from-a-true-story fashion it borders on personal ground See more (327 total) »

Cast

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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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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
Geoffrey Baumgartner .... casting intern (as Geoff Baumgartner)
Natasha Cuba .... casting assistant
 
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
Dana Ross .... color timer
David Hillary .... executive in charge of post-production: Muse Productions (uncredited)
 
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
Dominic Giannetti .... assistant location manager
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
Julian Valdes .... location manager
 
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:
USA:109 min (R-rated version) | USA:115 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | Mexico:C | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:R (rated video release) | USA:Unrated (theatrical release/unrated video release)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The plainclothes officer who arrests Marty is Frank Ilarraza, a real-life police detective who arrested the real Martin Puccio in 1993. His character is listed in the credits as "Detective Frank Ilarazza", playing "himself".See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Mortal Kombat (1992) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bully's BeautiesSee more »

FAQ

What were the real life sentences of the perpetrators?
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45 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
So stark in it's from-a-true-story fashion it borders on personal ground, 26 November 2002
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

There's something about the kids in Larry Clark's films, such as this, Bully, and his 1995 classic Kids (which took place in New York and had the feel of an un-interviewed documentary), where the characters are brought so vividly to life, and their contemplations and actions in their dead-end lives, that I get reminded of the people I was around back in my grade school days (I've been out of the public school system for six months now). I remember the lay-abouts, the complainers, the overly medicated, and of course I remember the bullies, laying on abuse that sometimes they weren't even aware they were inflicting.

Nick Stahl plays Billy, bully among a circle of teenage friends in Hollywood, Florida, and his best friend from childhood is Marty, played with striking intensity by Brad Renfro, has been daily receiving torment, if not with punches and slaps, then more on the mental side. Soon, his girlfriend makes a suggestion "he should be killed", and very soon after that the circle of friends agree, and then it continues, along with a so-called hit man, a good small part for Fitzpatrick who was noteworthy in Kids.

There will be some out there who may not be able to stomach the elements - it's unrated, not a bad move, and there are as many moments of sex as in a Cinemax soft porn and as many moments of smoking dope as in a Method Man/Redman production - but that's all part of Clark's overall effect, and he pulls it off like a true craftsman and not as a overly exploitation film-maker. This circle of friends are a sad, hollow representation of the kinds of societies the youth of the nation inhabit, and the key is that it's correct, at least in such a banal suburbia. Grade: A

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