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Elephant (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eric Deulen ...
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Elias McConnell ...
Elias
Jordan Taylor ...
Jordan
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Carrie
Nicole George ...
Nicole
Brittany Mountain ...
Brittany
Alicia Miles ...
Acadia
Kristen Hicks ...
Michelle
Bennie Dixon ...
Benny
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Nathan
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Mr. McFarland
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Mr. Luce
Ellis Williams ...
GSA Teacher (as Ellis E. Williams)
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Storyline

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

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,229,210 (France) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$1,227,000 (USA) (26 December 2003)
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1.33 : 1
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The original script draft was written by Laura Albert. See more »

Goofs

When Nathan and Carrie are signing out, Nathan says 'excuse me miss,' once, then when it cuts to the black screen the same audio plays again. See more »

Quotes

[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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Supernal Infinite Space (Kawabata) Waikiki Easy Meat (Mano)
Written and Performed by Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Courtesy of Resonant / Static Caravan Records
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Making art out of the elephant in the room which nobody notices..
28 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Not good. The emotionless "empty" narrative has been done many times before (from the relatively recent "Rosetta", up to Antonioni's "The Red Desert" from 1964), and while dull may be a point of aesthetics here (i.e. a film without any filmic ornaments), it still is dull. Worst of all has to be the various unrealistic and exaggerated bits, like the video game FPS, or the buying guns online and getting them delivered via mail scene (??!!). In the end this is a bad film that tells us that in a society which bullies, and which also allows gun possession, the victims of the bullying might react by shooting people regardless of whether they are responsible or not (in other words, by wanting to dispose of the race in general, rather than just the culprits). It is hardly a meaningful message, and the film is still bad.


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