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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

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Cast

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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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История странного подростка  »

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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 »

Quotes

Amber: [Thayer peeks around the corner of the bathroom doorway and taps on the wall] What are you doing in here?
Thayer: Did I scare you?
Amber: Yes.
[Thayer walks in toward her]
Amber: Alright, I gotta go.
Thayer: No.
Amber: No, look, what are you doing? Somebody could come in here.
Thayer: What am I doing? That's a really good question - I don't really know the answer to it... It feels like, a misrepresentation.
Amber: A what?
Thayer: I was at the beach today and I saw you. And it was the same girl from before, and it all came back to me.
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Soundtracks

After You
Written by Ryan Jordan, Andrew Dwiggins, Brandon Armstrong, Drew Bailey
Performed by Go Van Gogh
Courtesy of Saucy Jack Recordings
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good review
11 June 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I agree with most of the good reviews of this movie. It affected me really hard. Although I didn't like the poem part because I don't know..I do that when I'm in some emotional personal thoughts and thinking of death. It is small budget film and some unknown actors but who cares? I give them an A. The pacing, acting and directing was great. I also never thought it is a 2009 movie. I was getting into a deep feeling at the end when he's really desperate in getting the girl but why couldn't he just say 'I like/love you' straightforward? Just thinking I thought he could be a lot bolder..Really good movie..Worth a watch. I also like the movie soundtrack at the end, it is tragic but beautiful. Too bad popular movies don't have this.


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