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American Bully (2009) More at IMDbPro »Anytown (original title)

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American Bully -- American Bully, starts out as just a typical day in the lives of seven high school students in a town that looks like Anywhere, U.S.A. But when one middle-American teenager - deeply affected by 9/11, terrorism and the war in Iraq - and his friends become involved in an isolated high school altercation, it escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation and sends a small town reeling.
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  (in credits order)

Matt O'Leary ... Brandon O'Leary

Marshall Allman ... Mike Grossman
Jonathan Halyalkar ... Eric Singh

Sam Murphy ... Bo Aznabev

Ross Britz ... Kyle Castranovo
Brooke Johnson ... Michelle
Meghan Stansfield ... Charlotte

Paul Ben-Victor ... Principal Wheeler

Natasha Henstridge ... Carol Mills

Dan Wells ... Deputy LeBlanc
Sam Blan ... Video Executioner

John Savage ... News Producer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Aguillard ... Young Boy 1
Chase Alan ... Young Boy 2

Debby Gaudet ... Defense Attorney

Jamie Tisdale ... Assistant to Carol Mills

Directed by
Dave Rodriguez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zak Meyers  writer
Dave Rodriguez  writer

Produced by
Beth Beard .... line producer
Sam Blan .... associate producer
Jarred Coates .... co-producer
Brock Davis .... executive producer
Sarah J. Donohue .... line producer: Los Angeles
Ron Finberg .... co-executive producer
Luigi Ghilardi II .... executive producer
Matt Keith .... producer
George Kostuch Jr. .... executive producer
George Michael Kostuch .... producer (as George M. Kostuch)
Bryan Messina .... executive producer
Zak Meyers .... executive producer
Shaun Redick .... executive producer
Dave Rodriguez .... producer
Aaron L. Williams .... associate producer
Original Music by
Phil Symonds 
Cinematography by
John Barr 
Film Editing by
Lauren A. Schaffer 
Casting by
Nicole Abellera 
Leslie Woo 
Production Design by
Jeremy Woolsey 
Art Direction by
Andrew W. Bofinger 
Costume Design by
Kalif Durham 
Makeup Department
Jace Chamblee .... key hair stylist
Dan Forest .... assistant hair stylist
Megan Graham .... special makeup effects artist
Mattie Rabalais .... hair department head
Mattie Rabalais .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jarred Coates .... unit production manager
Ron Finberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Blan .... second second assistant director
Caroline O'Brien .... first assistant director
Claire Peberdy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adam Cambre .... set dresser
Matthew Gatlin .... property master
John Gorman .... leadman
John Gorman .... on-set dresser
Ruston Head .... stand-by art director
Gabriel Saint .... set dresser
Claire Sanchez .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Rob Cunningham .... boom operator: additional photography
Rachel Grissom .... sound mixer
Lisa Lewis .... dialogue editor
Ryan Robison .... sound department production assistant
Nathan Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Nathan Smith .... sound supervisor
Carlos Wilkerson .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Marcus Varnado .... grip
John Bernecker .... stunts
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator
Chad Rose .... stunts
Tony Vo .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Beard .... best boy electric
Mike Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Tony Bryan .... gaffer
Anthony Cady .... key grip
Dustin Frugé .... second assistant camera
Gerard Martin .... film loader
Brandon Swain .... electrician
Elliot Westphal .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dane Carmouche .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brent Greer .... colorist
Brian Rodriguez .... post production supervisor
Location Management
Shanna Forrestall .... location manager
Transportation Department
Jack Prince .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Rhagen Austin .... assistant: Mr. Rodriguez
Liz Barker .... production assistant
Brett Bodin .... production assistant
Nancy Clark .... production assistant
Jennifer J. Collins .... script supervisor
Devin Denicola .... production assistant
John Gorman .... armorer
Uyen Le .... production legal
Jonathan Marshall .... production legal
Petey Messina .... production assistant
Mark Pogachefsky .... publicist (as Mark Pogachefski)
Ryan Robison .... assistant: Mr. Kostuch
Mitchell Ryan Rodriguez .... production assistant
Jason Thibeau .... assistant production coordinator: k2 pictures
Michael Thompson .... assistant production coordinator: k2 pictures
Asha Vyas .... production assistant
Aaron L. Williams .... epk: producer/director (uncredited)
Shanna Forrestall .... special thanks
Alejandro G. Iñárritu .... thanks (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Patrick Mulhearn .... special thanks
Martin Scorsese .... thanks
Chris Stelly .... special thanks
Richard Zeringue .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Anytown" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for disturbing violent content, a scene of sexuality, drinking, drug use and pervasive language - all involving teens
85 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Missing, 16 June 2013
Author: kosmasp

The one major problem I see in this movie, is that when it starts to get ugly, there is a redeeming point or vantage point missing. It's just too much in one direction without any sound mind. It would have been good, if someone would at least "say something". But that is also where and why the movie can be devastating.

Of course the movie touches two very hot topics, that do concern the youth from today (or back then). The main actor is really good too. There won't be an easy explanation of course and you shouldn't expect that from this movie. But his support characters are weak (in character and as actors too). Not an easy watch, especially from one point forward, but also with some some major flaws too.

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