5.0/10
263
5 user 6 critic

Anytown (2009)

A middle-American teenage boy who is affected by 9/11, terrorism, and the war in Iraq becomes involved in an isolated high school altercation that escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A district attorney who, tapped to replace the outgoing mayor, is stalked by a man who engineers her fall from grace, leading her to push back and beat him at his own game.

Director: Brian Skiba
Stars: Miranda Frigon, Natasha Henstridge, Kit Williamson
Second Skin (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A man opens a small-town bookstore in order to escape his connections to a mobster, but is reluctantly drawn back to his dark past by a mysterious woman.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Angus Macfadyen, Liam Waite
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Tripp is an average frustrated chump, who comes up with a golden idea. He partners with Gary, a Wall Street wheeler and dealer, and brings his cousin, Rowan, on-board to help with his ... See full summary »

Director: Amit Gupta
Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Adam Rodriguez, Lisa Ray
All American Bully II (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Every 7 seconds in American a child is victimized by a bully. Adults who witness these attacks will only intervene 4% of the time. 11% of the time a friend will come to the victim's aid - and become a victim themselves.

Director: Jason Hawkins
Stars: Adrienne King, Daren Ackerman, Alexander Fraser
The Devil's Teardrop (TV Movie 2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Many people are left dead when a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station. A hand written letter is the only clue.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Natasha Henstridge, Rena Sofer
The Perfect Student (TV Movie 2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Nicole Johnson is a well-respected criminology professor. When one of her students is accused of the brutal slaying of her roommate, Nicole is the only person who believes she is innocent and begins to investigate the murder.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Josie Davis, Brea Grant
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A self-centered, middle-aged pitchman for a potato chip company loses his job and his livelihood just as his octogenarian grandfather is dropped on his doorstep unexpectedly by his mother on her way to a singles cruise.

Director: Marc Bennett
Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Edward Asner, B.J. Britt
Action | Adventure | Thriller

A sheriff and seasoned FBI agent, race to save a group of women in the mountains of Appalachia as they're hunted by a madman, who is pursued by a rogue bounty hunter seeking his fortune. Based on actual events.

Director: Michael Merino
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Vernon Wells, Fernanda Romero
Riders (2002)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Slim, Otis, Frank and Alex (three boys and a girl) form a group of snowboard and skate young bank robbers. They are known as masters of the runaway art. Slim, the thinking head hatched a ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pirès
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Stephen Dorff, Bruce Payne
Nowhere Safe (TV Movie 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After two girls cruelly impersonate her online in a "reverse cyber bullying" plot, Ashley's reputation is ruined and she and her mother flee a growing threat to their lives. Starting over ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Brough
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Jamie Kennedy, Danielle Chuchran
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Mike Grossman
Jonathan Halyalkar ...
Eric Singh
...
Bo Aznabev
...
Kyle Castranovo
Brooke Johnson ...
Michelle
Meghan Stansfield ...
Charlotte
...
Principal Wheeler
...
Carol Mills
...
Deputy LeBlanc
Sam Blan ...
Video Executioner
...
News Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Aguillard ...
Young Boy 1
Chase Alan ...
Young Boy 2
...
Defense Attorney
Edit

Storyline

A middle-American teenage boy who is affected by 9/11, terrorism, and the war in Iraq becomes involved in an isolated high school altercation that escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

america's innocence lost.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, a scene of sexuality, drinking, drug use and pervasive language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Bully  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Ben-Victor and Natasha Henstridge previously appeared in Standoff (1998). See more »

Quotes

Brandon O'Leary: Hey, Osama, terrorist motherfucker!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Chalk One Up For Ignorance
5 December 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

What could have been a really good film was hampered by some heavy handed direction. American Bully tells the tale of four teens, one of them a most charismatic individual leads the other three into a crime of unspeakable horror. Matt O'Leary who has a brother in Iraq and is getting ready to enlist himself gets suspended from school for showing a beheading video from the wars on terror. He thinks that Jonathan Halayalkar ratted him out and Jonathan is darker complexioned. Ergo he has to be one of those Moslem terrorists. In fact he's a Sikh, but what does O'Leary know from Sikhs? Nor do his friends Marshall Allman, Sam Murphy, and Ross Britz.

In fact what do Americans for the most part know from these other cultures? We are a most ignorant people if we were not politicians would not have such an easy time talking us into wars.

In this situation Moslem terrorists don't do themselves any good either. Since the Seventies they've done all kinds of unspeakable acts starting with the massacre of those Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Not hard to hate these people as young O'Leary and his friends do.

But in point of fact they're punks and nothing justifies what they did. And that they chose a Sikh because they don't know the difference, chalk one up for ignorance.

American Bully covers a wide range of troubling issues, hate crimes, bullying, and ignorance and maybe another viewer can add a few more. These issues deserve a better film.


5 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?