Hate Crime (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  14 January 2005 (USA)
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Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Levinson
Pastor Boyd
Chris Boyd
Barbara McCoy
Trey McCoy
Martha Boyd
Kathleen Slansky
Det. Elizabeth Fisher
Sean Hennigan ...
Ben Bathman ...
Connor Davis
Luke King ...
Alton Kachim
Detective Loy
Doctor Kucera


Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out on his nightly walk with their dog and never returns. Immediately, fingers are pointed and Chris and Robbie become the prime suspects. With no support from the authorities, Robbie receives help from some unlikely sources to execute a desperate and dangerous plan that uncovers secrets that will turn many lives upside-down and ultimately bring the perpetrator to justice, regardless of the consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and sexual content


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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eglima misous  »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,303 (USA) (12 May 2006)


$40,758 (USA) (8 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hospital scene was filmed during a hot Dallas summer at an abandoned hospital without AC, where the temperature reached over 130 degrees on set. See more »


Robbie Levinson: I ran into our new neighbor. Apparently he's got a problem with the gays.
Trey McCoy: Yeah? At least we can forget the housewarming gift.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »


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Written by Ebony Tay and Tommy Stovall
Performed by Ebony Tay
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Suspenseful, thought-provoking
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie explores the dark side of religion--in this case, how hatred of gays can disrupt and even devastate people's lives. It is a very thought-provoking movie, and provides a perspective on how people become "gay bashers"...even, and especially, those who consider themselves Christians. One scene was exceptionally well developed and produced which explores how the same issue can be so differently viewed when coming from a place of love versus a place of fear.

The actors are all very believable and effective in their roles, but I must give a "hats off" to Pastor Boyd, Trey's mother and the Neighbor Woman...they really give exceptional performances.

The music score really helps build the suspense in a very subtle way, and was supportive of the meaning of the movie throughout. I found myself thinking about the movie, different scenes, parts of the dialog...for DAYS afterward. It really made me examine my values and honestly explore how I would react in the same situation. And that, to me, is what good movie-making is all about.

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