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Beware the Gonzo (2010)

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A young muckraker decides to start his own underground newspaper at his high school.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefanie Y. Hong ...
Ming Na (as Stefanie Hong)
Diane Gilman
Arthur Gilman
Principal Roy
Charlie Ronald
Cafeteria Guy


Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gonzo Files  »

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At the end of the movie when Gonzo talks with Evie, he can be seen wearing a 'Sons of an Illustrious Father' shirt. This is the name of the band Ezra Miller (Gonzo) is in in real life. See more »


Horny Rob sets up a video camera to secretly record himself having sex with two high school girls. In his video, the image zooms in on Horny Rob's face, which can't have happened unless Rob also had someone else in the room running the camera. See more »


[first lines]
Eddie 'Gonzo' Gilman: In the past week, I blew my chance to go to college, I lost all my friends, and I almost ruined my parents' marriage. The one girl I ever cared about will probably never talk to me again. And I... I also got my face kicked in, but... after everything I've done, I probably got off easy.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »


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6 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The general idea for the movie is not bad, although fairly typical and clichefilled... And boasting of stereotypes.

About students rebelling against the system.

I usually enjoy these sorts of movies but I didn't like this too much.

A big issue was the main character, he's supposed to be the typical lovable 'loser' but he comes across as a big of a arrogant douchebag as the people he is rebelling against half the time.

In the beginning we see him making fun a out of a disabled girl when his friend claims that he has the hots for her, saying that she is like the female version of the elephant man etc.

I mean, this is the guy that we are supposed to root for and think is the champion of the underdogs? Occasionally it gets some things right, but not very often.

I really like Zoe Kravitz usually but she couldn't save this movie, but I suppose she didn't have much to work with.

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