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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

 |  Drama  |  20 October 2009 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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: Mad. Mad thoughts. Crazy, twisted, sinewy Mad obsession. You sicken me. You're so beautiful, love. I grind you into a fine, soft Powder and inhale you... And then lick you off of my fingers. You love, answer me. Your face brings me death every day... And every day I can't wait to die. Bury me now, love. Bury me now.
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Written by Geno Lenardo
Performed by Geno Lenardo
Courtesy of Apoptosis Music
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Great effort
17 November 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Supposedly based on true events, Teenage Dirtbag tells the story of Amber a popular high school girl who is harassed by a delinquent boy,Thayer. Thayer seems to develop an obsession with Amber and what begins as teasing and harassment soon evolves into affection as Thayer tries to reach and connect with Amber.They are placed in the same creative writing class and trough written words they start to understand each other a little better and the class becomes a bonding experience as they share their feelings. A friendship starts to form but Amber is confused by her feelings and Thayer has to withstand his abusive father and a broken home.Teenage Dirtbag is essentially a unrequited love story between teenagers.Very well written and directed,this small independent film turned out to be a pleasant surprise and it deserves more recognition and a wider distribution. The performances were all very solid with a special mention to the lovely Noa Hegesh who did a terrific job as Amber.The musical score which caught me by surprise,complimented the movie very nicely and kinda took it to another level. Overall a great effort by first time director Regina Crosby.

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