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Beware the Gonzo -- When the rebel-minded Gonzo (Ezra Miller) is ousted from his school paper by very-popular editor Gavin (Jesse McCartney), he teams with the mysterious Evie (Zoe Kravitz) to start his own paper and turn the social hierarchy on its head.
Beware the Gonzo -- 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.
Beware the Gonzo -- Clip: Okay, this is the premise...
Beware the Gonzo -- When the Wild-eyed rebel journalist Eddie is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, he fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds.


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  (in credits order)

Ezra Miller ... Eddie 'Gonzo' Gilman

Zoë Kravitz ... Evie Wallace

Griffin Newman ... Horny Rob Becker
Stefanie Y. Hong ... Ming Na (as Stefanie Hong)

Edward Gelbinovich ... Scott Marshall Schneeman

Jesse McCartney ... Gavin Reilly

Amy Sedaris ... Diane Gilman

Campbell Scott ... Arthur Gilman

James Urbaniak ... Principal Roy

Marc John Jefferies ... Stone

Lucian Maisel ... Malloy

Jerry Grayson ... Errol

Yul Vazquez ... Charlie Ronald

Judah Friedlander ... Cafeteria Guy

Steven Kaplan ... Kevin

Tyrone Brown ... Johnny Rock

Noah Fleiss ... Ryan

Tyler Johnson ... Josh

Lucy DeVito ... Marlene
Alice June Blythe ... Isabel (as Alice Blythe)

Dustin Ybarra ... Hyperion

Whitney Vance ... Kat

Conor Leslie ... Amy

Matthew Shear ... Dave Melnick

Colby Minifie ... Melanie

Julia Weldon ... Gender Bender #1

Celia Au ... Gender Bender #2
Jordan Lane Price ... Julie (as Jordan Price)
Peter Brensinger ... Perv
Andrew Katz ... Unabomber
Rafe Scobey-Thal ... Rebel #1

Chris McKinney ... Evie's Father

Danton Stone ... AP History Teacher
Lynn Chandhok ... Science Teacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)

Ryan DeNardo ... Cafeteria Bully
Jimmy Swaggart ... Himself (archive footage)
Philip DiMola ... Student (uncredited)

Alexa Rae Gallagher ... Mean Girl (uncredited)
Janis Grossman ... Cafeteria Lady (uncredited)
Billy Horton ... Lunchroom Student (uncredited)
Serena Lam ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Brendan Martin ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Contact (uncredited)

Tom Mescall ... Student with Bow Tie (uncredited)
Jillian Rafferty ... Awkward Girl (uncredited)
Shalymar Rivera ... Extra-background (uncredited)

Amelia Scaramucci ... Freshman Girl (uncredited)

Kara Shoemaker ... Angela (uncredited)
Stephanie Steele ... Unfortunate Girl (uncredited)
Zach Warsavage ... Student in Sunglasses (uncredited)

Directed by
Bryan Goluboff 
Writing credits
Bryan Goluboff (written by)

Produced by
Marc Bell .... executive producer
Craig Cohen .... producer
Sheri Davani .... associate producer (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Jenny Fritz .... executive producer
Max Gottlieb .... executive producer
Carly Hugo .... co-producer
Matthew Parker .... co-producer (as Matt Parker)
Scott Prisand .... executive producer
Susan Shopmaker .... co-producer
Matt Weaver .... producer (as Matthew Weaver)
Israel Wolfson .... producer
Original Music by
The Mod 
Anthony Roman 
Cinematography by
Richard Rutkowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Colleen Sharp 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
Production Design by
Maya Sigel 
Art Direction by
Brian Goodwin 
Set Decoration by
Keren Kohen 
Costume Design by
Amela Baksic 
Makeup Department
Jessica Abeling .... additional hair stylist
Jessica Abeling .... additional makeup artist
Jessica Fulton .... additional hair stylist
Jessica Fulton .... additional makeup artist
Cassi Hurd .... hair stylist
Cassi Hurd .... makeup artist
Ania Kanigowska .... additional hair stylist
Ania Kanigowska .... additional makeup artist
Sherri Zebeck .... key hair stylist
Sherri Zebeck .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maura Anderson .... second second assistant director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
John B. Semevolos .... assistant director intern
Kamen Velkovsky .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fernanda Carolina .... art department intern
Jeff Croghan .... art department intern
Everett Glenn .... art department intern
Everett Glenn .... artist: Hyperion comic book artist
Hal Goluboff .... designer: Parker Prep Courier
Jessie Katz .... prop assistant
Timothy Linden .... on-set dresser
Clinton Orman .... art department intern
Robert J. Saferstein .... property master
Grace Yun .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Shawn Allen .... boom operator
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist
Steve Borne .... supervising sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... adr editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Clayton Perry .... additional boom operator
Carl Shillito .... foley engineer
Anthony Viera .... sound mixer
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Danya Abt .... additional electric
Chad Battinelli .... key grip
Danny Belinkie .... swing
Andrei Bowden-Schwartz .... additional second assistant camera
James Callanan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephen Cannella .... additional electric
Randolph Carty .... additional electric
Libby Cassinelli .... additional second assistant camera (as Elizabeth Casinelli)
Zeynep Oguz Catal .... gaffer (as Zeynep Catal)
Boris Cifuentes .... additional electric
Jeff Clark .... swing
Matthew Cryan .... best boy grip (as Matthew C. Cryan)
Tim Curtin .... additional grip (as Timothy Curtin)
Katie Dainson .... additional first assistant camera
Christian Flores .... second assistant camera
Zachary Halberd .... additional first assistant camera (as Zach Halberd)
Christopher Hamilton .... swing
Alexa Harris .... electrician
Samuel Herbig .... electrician
Hunter Herrick .... additional grip
Laela Kilbourn .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ryan Minelli .... additional grip
Bert Montanari .... grip
Jeffrey Ponzo .... electric intern
Steven 'Sneezy' Rolon .... electric intern
Brendan K. Russell .... camera assistant
Brendan K. Russell .... camera loader
Brien Sauchelli .... best boy electric
Muneesh Sharma .... electric intern
Real Sprague .... additional second assistant camera
Phillip Surmenian .... electric intern
Brandon Taylor .... additional grip
Travis Tips .... additional electric
George Tur .... first assistant camera
Brian Yost .... grip
Sophia Zachariou .... still photographer (as Sophia Zahariou)
Greta Zozula .... additional best boy grip
Casting Department
Randi Glass .... casting associate
Wil Heuser .... casting intern
Kira Marx .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Cottrell .... additional set costumer
Allison Duncil .... wardrobe supervisor
Charlotte Greville .... additional set costumer
Kelly Tracy .... wardrobe intern
Alexander Wang .... wardrobe: Ms. Kravitz
Editorial Department
Anne O'Brien .... assistant editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist (as Scott Olive)
Location Management
Diego Rodriguez .... location manager
Erin Sweeney .... location assistant
Music Department
Gabe Garzon-Montand .... musician: additional vocals
The Mod .... music editor
Anthony Rizzo .... composer: additional music
Anthony Roman .... music supervisor
Tony Verderosa .... music supervisor
Other crew
Gina Amador .... post-production accountant
Kelcie Beene .... production coordinator
Andrea Boglioli .... additional production assistant
Craig Cohen .... legal services: McCue, Sussmane & Zapfel (as Craig P. Cohen)
Scott Friedman .... production assistant
Eli Gurevich .... post production accountant
Daniel Lugo .... production assistant
Mackenzie Luzzi .... production assistant: background
Shelley Machlachlan .... craft service
Will Mahr .... production assistant
Pat Maloney .... production intern
Tom Maloney .... key set production assistant
Danielle Mandel .... production intern
Rafi Margoles .... production intern
Reed Mayo .... production assistant
Ezra Pugh .... production intern
Kacee Pyles .... assistant production coordinator
Gustavo Rebelo .... additional production assistant
Jordan Rogoff .... additional production assistant
Keith G. Sklar .... legal services: McCue, Sussmane & Zapfel
Jeff Smith .... production assistant
Christopher Stepniewski .... assistant: producers
Andrea Ulrich .... script supervisor
Zach Warsavage .... production assistant: first team
Jeffrey M. Weber .... production assistant (as Jeff Weber)
Jonathan Wu .... additional production assistant
Kathy Baca .... animal handler (uncredited)
Juan Bertrán .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Goldenbaum .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Kacee Pyles .... clearance and licensing (uncredited)

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[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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The Ultimate Movie Review! - - @tss5078, 20 October 2013
Author: Tss5078 from United States

It's the first week of Senior year and already, Gonzo Gilman has been kicked off the school paper and his friends are being bullied. Gonzo is a smart kid and he knows better than anyone that the pen is mightier than the sword. With the help of his loser buddies, Gonzo comes up with a plan to create the anti-newspaper of his High School, a publication that focuses on the negatives of the school and it's students. Most of these High School themed movies are about the popular kids drama or the unknown student who becomes a legend, but how often do you see the losers rise up against the popular kids, in a non-violent way? This story was written by Bryan Goluboff, who also wrote the screen play for one of my favorite movies, The Basketball Diaries. Much like that film, this one is as clever as it is funny. Ezra Miller stars as Gonzo, and gives the best performance I've seen him give. Yes, he was great in Perks of Being a Wallflower, but he has a whole different energy here, and I think it might have something to do with Miller's personal life. Miller is openly gay and has often talked about how difficult it's been for him. The character he's playing here, Gonzo Gilman, is a cult hero for every kid that's ever been bullied and didn't know what to do about it, and in a way I think this role was Miller's way of fighting back against what happened to him. He's opposed by Jesse McCartney, the most popular kid in school. I think McCartney is a tremendous talent and he's a good looking kid. For that reason, he's always portrayed as this sweet, lovable guy, and it was really great to see him in a different type of role. Sometimes the best way to rejuvenate your career is by trying something new and it works here. Beware The Gonzo is a refreshingly unique, independent film, with a great young cast, and an amazing writer, who is very particular about what he does. Everything comes together to create something terrific that we really haven't seen before. I can honestly say I loved every minute of this film and for that it's receives the label of must see movie!

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