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Elephant (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  3 October 2003 (Italy)
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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

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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:

3 October 2003 (Italy)  »

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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There are approximately 88 shots in this film. More than half of those shots are in the last twenty minutes of the film. See more »

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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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Referenced in On the Set of 'Elephant': Rolling Through Time (2004) See more »

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Meeting of International Conference of Technological Psychiatry
Written and Performed by William S. Burroughs
Courtesy of The William S. Burroughs Trust
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28 June 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw elephant a few days ago with a friend of mine, and I must admit, it wasn't THAT BAD. Anyone who dismisses it as worthless crap is seriously...wrong. I must say, the acting was hardly up to par, and I found myself giggling through most of the film along with my friend. Especially since the first hour or so was spent walking around. A good moment I believe was when we were thinking about the casting call for this one:

"Can you do monotonous activities for hours such as walk around develop pictures make gagging sounds and drink milk for hours on end?"

Yes, the first while was extremely monotonous. And the gay shower scene thing was totally stupid and unneeded...

Or am I just retarded myself?

Anyways, in reference to the Subject of this post:

I made a comment in watching the film that that guy... the blonde shooting guy (I don't make it a point to remember names... or refer back at this moment) looked a bit like Eminem, the rapper guy. My friend and I joked around a bit about that. Then when Bennie... Benny came on the screen, from behind he looked a bit like Snoop Dogg. Which was also funny. And is it just me or did this guy serve no purpose except to walk around... all... macholike and help a girl through a window that was standing there in shock. and wouldn't that girl have gotten shot in real life? For just standing there....

Whatever. It wasn't a horrible movie, besides the bad acting, dialogue and story.

Wait. That *would* make it horrible, wouldn't it?


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