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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

 |  Drama  |  20 October 2009 (USA)
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Thayer Mangeress
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Amber Lange
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Mr. Mangeress
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Mr. Ruskovitch
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Jeannie Mangeress
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Mr. Lange
Kyle Lupo ...
Ty
Mitch Belyea ...
Stacey
Bethany D. Hart ...
Ashley (as Bethany Webley)
Cris Winger ...
Tabitha
Josh Mastel ...
Carter
Sara Nicholls ...
Mrs. Burrows
Julie Anne Young ...
Coach Faye
Kim Hegeduis ...
Science Teacher
Pam Long ...
Neighbor
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A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life. Written by Regina Crosby

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Death is fleeting... Love lasts forever.

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While the opening credits say "based on true events", Thayer did not exist. Writer and director Regina Crosby based Teenage Dirtbag on her experience in high school, Coeur d'Alene (where the high school scenes were actually filmed), and not on any one instance. Of the movie, Crosby said "It definitely talks about the pain you go through in growing up," She said. "You have a lot of regrets that you take into adulthood from high school, and you almost never get the opportunity to make corrections on those regrets or reach out to somebody you didn't reach out to at the time." See more »

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In Study Hall Thayer shows Amber a huge scar on his stomach. In a later scene without his shirt on, the scar isn't there. See more »

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Thayer: Is it your need for attention that makes you a dirty, little slut?
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You're Not The Law
Written by Johannes Wanngren, Andreas Sandberg
Performed by Dr. Living Dead
Courtesy of Anna Wiklund
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Powerful, but flawed
31 January 2010 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Where do I begin? First of all, I gave this movie 10 of 10, despite its many flaws, just because it affected me in a way that no other movie has. Scott M. Foster's acting here is more than excellent - it gave me chills and kept me involved to the very end. The soundtrack had a great impact on me too - probably it's the second major factor that makes this one worth-watching. Of course, you'll notice many things that are not right (like when we see Thayer's big scar... and then in some of the next scenes it's gone), but everything about this movie is so emotional that I just ignored its shortcomings. I surely will follow Scott's career with huge interest from now on. This guy has great potential.


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