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Alpha Dog (2006)

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A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.

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1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Inspired by true events. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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12 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Jesse James Hollywood  »

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£452,232 (UK) (20 April 2007)

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£1,955,182 (UK) (18 May 2007)
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The film begins with actual home video of some of the cast members when they were children. Anton Yelchin is the last child shown. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie, when Trulove and his girlfriend are "trying" to have sex, the song "Slither" by tech N9ne is playing, and the video is on television. The song appeared on the album "Absolute Power," which was released in 2002. See more »

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Sonny Truelove: You wanna know what this is all about? You can say it's about drugs or guns or disaffected youth, or whatever you like. But this whole thing is about parenting. It's about taking care of your children. You take care of yours, I take care of mine.
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After the end credits, the following caption appears; For Nickey, May Your Slumber Be Blessed ('Nickey' is Nicholas Markowitz...the 'true' name of ill-fated Zack Mazursky played by Anton Yelchin) See more »

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LA LA Land
Written by Aaron D. Yates & Aaron Zigman
Performed by Tech N9ne (as Tech N9ne) featuring Gina Cassavetes
Courtesy of Strange Music, Inc.
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Good cast, good story ... good movie!
25 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched the movie in a sneak preview. I didn't really know what I was in for. But I got pleasantly surprised ... I mean Justin Timberlake as an actor? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who had/has prejudices about that. But he was really good. I saw Edison too, but he had Morgan Freeman and others by his side. I still can't say for sure if he acted in this one or if it's just an expansion of his personality (only time will tell . which means more movies with him), but I do think that he is good. Not De Niro/Pacino good, but good! :o) He is the first recognizable name of the young actors of course. You can't obviously forget about Sharon Stone (she's BTW in the one scene I don't like at all, because the scene is to long and it looks like Sharon made the director/editor lengthen that scene, just to show off ... her acting skills) and Bruce Willis. But besides them you also have Ben Foster, who some might know form his TV Work, others from his great job in the movie Hostage, but most will recognise as that Angel in X-Men 3! I could name the other young actors too, whom did all a great job in this movie, but you can also read their names on the IMDb list for the movie.

I liked the movie, because it's an honest, dramatic and sometimes funny look at small time crime-rs.


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