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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

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Thayer Mangeress
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Amber Lange
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Pops
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Mr. Ruskovitch
Billy Jones ...
Dooley
Regina Crosby ...
Jeannie
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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 ...
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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 »

Goofs

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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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 in ways you can predict
27 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is my first ever review. I have never felt the need to spread a movie, or voice my opinion before, but I find myself angry that more people have not seen this movie. It is a movie unlike any other. Scott M foster portrays Thayer Mangeris, a delinquent and a somewhat bad boy from a broken home, who grows a connection with Amber Lang, played by Noa Hegesh, through the creative writing class they have together, and their frequent correspondence in study hall via a notebook. Noa, who has never liked Thayer before, having been forced always to sit with him due to their naming order, finds herself growing feelings for this wrong side of the tracks boy. i wont say anything more but this: buy a copy of this movie, for a guarantee you will be watching it again and again.


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