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Elephant (2003)

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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan Taylor ...
Nicole George ...
Brittany Mountain ...
Alicia Miles ...
Bennie Dixon ...
Ellis Williams ...
GSA Teacher (as Ellis E. Williams)


A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An ordinary high school day. Except that it's not.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, brief sexuality and drug use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elefante  »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,356, 26 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,227,000, 28 December 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,020,543, 8 January 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The characters that appear in the video game played by Eric are from Gerry (2002). See more »


When a student is shot in the chest the bullet exits through his back. However, when he falls over there is no blood or entry wound where he was shot. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. McFarland: What? Hey! Where are you going? Come here.
John McFarland: Oh, my God, Dad.
Mr. McFarland: Get in the car. You're gonna be late for school. Come on.
John McFarland: Mom's gonna kill you.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Tueren der Wahrnehmung
Written and Performed by Hildegard Westerkamp
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a simple and amazing film
25 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

A refreshing film that was so simple that all of the complicatedness of the motives was so simply explained, and it worked. Not to mention the cinematography and lengthy shots were amazing. Also, from a 52 year old man, I expected worse of high school student dialogue, but boy was I surprised. Being in high school myself, I completely was convinced of this being actual high school dialogue, perhaps because much of it was improvised. I just cannot describe my feelings after watching the movie, like when most finish great films. It was realistic and simple, yet went to levels of insanity.

p.s.--the sound design was absolutely fantastic

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