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Brick (2005)

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily (as Emilie De Ravin)
Reedy Gibbs ...
Pin's Mom
Big Stoner
Tracy Bitterolf ...
Straggler (as Tracy Wilcoxen)
Tangles (as Ari Velkom)


The lonely teenager Brendan finds his former girlfriend Emily dead in the entrance of a tunnel of sewage and recalls her phone call two days ago, when she said to him that she was in trouble. Brendan, who still loved Emily, met bad elements of his high-school trying to contact her, and when he succeeded, she told him that she was OK. He hides her body in the tunnel and decides to investigate the meaning and connection of four words, including "brick" and "pin", that Emily told him to find who killed her. Using the support of his nerd friend Brain, he successively meets the small time drug dealers Kara, Dode, Brad Bramish, Laura and Tugger, to reach the teenager powerful drug dealer The Pin. Slowly, Brendan unravels the motives why Emily was killed and plots a revenge. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A detective story. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ponta de um Crime  »

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Box Office


$475,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,574 (USA) (2 April 2006)


$2,060,589 (USA) (9 July 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The newspaper that shows "Local Girl Missing" includes an article to the left that gives a plot summary for the pilot episode of Pamela Anderson's V.I.P. (1998). See more »


The second time that Brendan and The Brain meet at The Brain's spot. As Brendan asks The Brain about the words that Emily spoke on the phone, two students walk behind them. A few moments later, the exact same pair of students walk behind Brendan, going in the same direction. See more »


[first lines]
[Brendan answers the pay phone]
Emily: Brendan.
Brendan Frye: Emily.
Emily: Yeah-h... How's things?
Brendan Frye: Status quo.
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Referenced in The Murder Pact (2015) See more »


I'm In The Middle Of A Riddle
Written by Franz Winkler & Albert Goetz
Performed by Anton Karas & Kay Armen
Courtesy of Jasmine Records
Used by permission of EMI Robbins Catalog Inc.
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Disappointment with capital D
7 December 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Well this was one of the movies I was really looking forward to see this year, not only because the whole concept of the film sounded exciting(for instance, on the DVD-box it said that it was the smartest indie flick since Donnie Darko!), but also because it came highly recommended by my brother, whom I consider(AND STILL DO)someone who truly knows what he is talking about...

And I also consider myself one of the more experienced,open-minded movie-lovers...

But this film? Come on... I thought it was extremely boring, confusing, and full of really badly articulated and impossibly hard to understand(not only because of the language that was used, but mainly because they did not speak but mumble throughout),right from the start.

I wanted to give the film a chance though, convinced the genius aspect that I had missed so far, was still coming up, and that right then and there I would fully understand the greatness of the film.

Only that didn't happen...

I found myself not caring what happened to any of the characters in the movie, and it touched me in no way whatsoever...

Why?Why?Why? Why do people love this movie? What have I missed? You now I am typing these questions, but don't answer them,please. I really don't care...

Just a little advice...Don't waste your time on this piece of you know what...

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