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This is the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

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Set in the New York club scene of the late 1980's thru the 1990's, a tale which chronicles the rise and fall of club-kid promoter Michael Alig, a party organizer, whose extravagant life was sent spiralling downward when he boasted on television that he had killed his friend, roommate, and drug dealer, Angel Melendez. Originally from Indiana, Alig moved to New York, and came to be an underground legend, known for his excessive drug use and outrageous behavior in the club world. At his peak, he had his own record label, and magazine, and hosted Disco 2000, one of the biggest club nights in New York in the '90s. He was doing a lot of drugs, and as his addiction got worse, his party themes became darker and more twisted. Alig's saga reached its tragic crescendo when he viciously murdered his drug dealer, Angel, by injecting him with Drano and throwing him in the East River. The power he wielded on the club scene made him feel untouchable, so he didn't hestitate to boast of the murder. The... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for pervasive drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,719 (USA) (12 September 2003)

Gross:

$296,665 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Daniel Franzese has a small speaking role in the film but he also appears in the end in a rat costume describing the murder to Seth Green. See more »

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In the scene where Michael Alig buys the "Andy Warhol Dead at 53" newspaper in 1987, a taxicab from the mid-90s can be seen turning a corner in the background. See more »

Quotes

James: Michael, I have to talk to you!
Michael Alig: Not now, James! We have to go before the police get here. Now get in! You, what's your name?
Angel: Um, I'm Angel.
Michael Alig: Well, where's your wings?
James: Michael.
Angel: What?
Michael Alig: Listen, could you help us get this door closed? I think you have to do it from the outside.
Angel: If I do that then I won't be able to come.
Michael Alig: If you do this now you'll be one of us and next time I'll make you VIP. Very, very important person. So come on now. Be an Angel.
James: Michael, you're out of your mind.
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A well informed movie about drug abuse.
9 October 2005 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

I often wondered why U.S. American movies involving young people who are into drugs are either pathetic (f.e. Drugstore Cowboy) or even downright ridiculous in their conservative portrayal of the dangers of drug use (f.e. Traffic, The Movie). Party Monster is very different. It's easy to see that the people who made this movie really informed themselves about what they tried to show. By doing this they achieved one of the best movies about adolescence i've seen in a long time. It's has a very sad and tender tone and though some scenes seem a little bit too stagy, the performances of the two leading actors are pure magic. It's pure joy just to watch them and as you got to see a lot of them there is plenty of fun. Nevertheless the movie leaves you with a very intense and ambivalent feeling towards it's characters who were indeed something very special. I even dreamed about this picture after seeing it! Thanks for the strange dream!


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