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A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

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The Chumscrubber starts out with Troy, a normal teenager who supplies "feel good" pills to everyone in his high school (this way he spreads happiness all around). But when his friend Dean pays him a visit, Dean discovers Troy has hanged himself in his bedroom during one of his mother's pool parties. After the death, three local teens: Billy, Lee, and Crystal, want what's left of Troy's stash of pills and they know that Dean is the only one who knows where they are. But when Dean refuses to get the pills, the three teens kidnap Dean's little brother, until they realize they've kidnapped the wrong kid. Written by Anonymous

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Fear. Trust. Love. See more »

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Rated R for language, violent content, drug material and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,548 (USA) (5 August 2005)

Gross:

$49,526 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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One of the two movies released in 2005 that starred Glenn Close, Jason Isaacs, and William Fichtner as part of the ensemble casting. The other film was Nine Lives (2005). See more »

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The scene where Billy looks up at the sky and identifies an F-117 as a Tigershark. The F-117's name designation is "Nighthawk." The "Tigershark" refers to the F-20 designed and built by Northrop Corporation during the 1980s but was not adapted by any of the US military forces. See more »

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Charley Bratley: So, who are you guys calling?
Lee: Your brother.
Charley Bratley: Who?
Lee: Your brother, Dean.
Charley Bratley: I don't have no brother.
Lee: [pauses] ... Charlie Stiffle?
Charley Bratley: [Shakes his head] Charley Bratley.
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Totally unique and captivating
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many people will hate this movie because it is so off the wall, but I didn't want it to end. It was full of surprises, interesting characters, strong emotions, and bizarre twists. I left the theater in a daze that lasted a couple of hours as "reality" intruded again. The cast is great and stars like Glenn Close and Ralph Fiennes show their talent by underplaying their roles or playing offbeat characters like they never have before. The director did a great job with continuity; the chumscrubber shows up early on before we even know who he is. There is a lot of humor amid the tragedy and it would probably take a second watching to catch it all. Probably the 15 to 25 crowd will like it the best, but I'm almost 60 and I loved it. Great job by the director and writer.


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