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Born Killers (2005)
"Piggy Banks" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  22 October 2005 (USA)
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Piggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young John
Young Michael
Jazmin Daley ...
Lisa Adachi ...
School Girl Shooter
William L. Eakland ...
Store Manager #1
Soccer Mom
Bridger El-Bakhi ...
Little Boy in Truck


Piggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) who doesn't bother to hide his crimes, or the brutal philosophy which drives it. He tells his sons people are just piggy banks. You need money? Just break one open. Michael is sloppy and reckless he goes about his work with a demented glee, John perhaps even more horrifyingly, understands the misery he inflicts he simply doesn't care. It's just a job. Lock all your doors. Written by Michelle

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Born Killers  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Movie Plot (only beginning of storyline, no spoilers)
27 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

// Just finished watching this film and i really, really liked it. // I won't reveal any plot past the first significant part of the story - i simply hate it when the whole plot is revealed or is made obvious.

It's about two brothers, who after their mother dies, grow up with their previously absent father who's way of life is to break into peoples homes, steal, kidnap and murder the occupants. "Piggy Banks" - simply smash one open, use the contents, move on to the next.

// But this isn't a horror flick - more of a bloody, involving story as narrated by one of the brothers.)

As the brothers (now in their 20s) follow in their fathers footsteps, the thieving and murdering become casual routine when they need money (a "work day") or not, until they become involved with a girl called Archer (Kelli Garner) who's intellect and ideas spark a disturbance in the brothers mindset. As this begins to unravel in John, who is quieter and less impulsive than his brother Michael, buried secrets come to the forefront and parts of the family's past is revealed.

// An excellent cast with very good performances, especially Jake Muxworthy and Lauren German.

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