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Hate Crime (2005)

 -  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 ...
Jim McCoy
Ben Bathman ...
Connor Davis
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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It's about Love. It's about Intolerance. It's about Justice. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and sexual content


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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Hate Crime  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Tommy Stovall, a former wedding videographer, had never been on a movie set before filming Hate Crime. See more »


Detective Esposito: Mr. Levinson, we're not perfect.
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Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »


Jesus By 45
Written by Ebony Tay and Tommy Stovall
Performed by Ebony Tay
Featuring Members of Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
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Solid story from a first-time director
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a solid story from first-time director, Tommy Stovall. I like to be surprised with twists in dramatic films, such as this, and the first half of the film led me to believe that there wouldn't be any. Oh, but there was! I'm not one to spoil a good plot twist so I'll leave you all to see it for yourself, but know that it was a pretty decent twist. There was one point in the film where I actually cheered out loud in the theater because Stovall did such a great job of developing his main character, Robbie, played by Seth Peterson, he made you really love it when good things happened. One scene I particularly enjoyed was the church scene - CREATIVELY executed.

The story is a very serious topic - one that would generally make me uncomfortable watching, but it was put together well and for a small budget project, turned out great.

The only major criticisms I had were 1) the acting of the primary child actor was not fabulous - there's a crying scene that's hard to take serious because you can tell he's "acting" and 2) Robbie's colorful neighbor character didn't seem as developed as you'd have thought she should have been. She was cute and funny, but it seemed like she was missing an endearing scene or two to help build her relationship between her and her neighbors, who she considered family.

Seth Peterson, Farah White, Brandy Little, Cindy Pickett and Bruce Davision were particularly good in this film. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this film a 7.5 to 8. Go see it, the subject alone and how it's dealt with should be seen by everyone. Hate is not a family value. Thank you Tommy, for making this film.

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