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Bully -- A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
Bully -- Interview: PSA - Lee Hirsch
Bully -- This year, over eighteen million American kids will be bullied at school, on-line, on the bus, at home, through their cellphones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most most common form of violence young people in this country experience. Th
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Director:
Writers:
Lee Hirsch (written by)
Cynthia Lowen (written by)
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Release Date:
27 April 2012 (Iceland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's time to take a stand See more »
Plot:
A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Could have and should have done more See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ja'Meya Jackson ... Herself
Kelby Johnson ... Herself
Lona Johnson ... Herself
Bob Johnson ... Himself
Alex Libby ... Himself
Jackie Libby ... Herself
Philip Libby ... Himself
Maya Libby ... Herself
Jada Libby ... Herself
Ethan Libby ... Himself
Logan Libby ... Himself
Kim Lockwood ... Herself
David Long ... Himself
Tina Long ... Herself
Teryn Long ... Herself
Troy Long ... Himself
Devon Matthews ... Himself
Barbara Primer ... Herself
Kirk Smalley ... Himself
Laura Smalley ... Herself
Trey Wallace ... Himself
Tyler Lee Long ... Himself (archive footage)
Mercedes Banks ... Herself
Dean Donehoo ... Himself
Vickie Reed ... Herself
Jeff Johnson ... Himself
Howard Ensley ... Himself
Derek Parker ... Himself (as Judge Derek Parker)
Chloe Albright ... Herself
James Ramsey ... Himself
Paula Crandall ... Herself

Directed by
Lee Hirsch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Hirsch  written by
Cynthia Lowen  written by

Produced by
Sarah Foudy .... associate producer
Lee Hirsch .... producer
Cynthia Lowen .... producer
Cindy Waitt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bishop Allen 
Michael Furjanic  (as Ion Furjanic)
 
Cinematography by
Lee Hirsch 
 
Film Editing by
Jenny Golden 
Lindsay Utz 
 
Production Management
Mary Molina .... post-production supervisor (as Mary Angelica Molina)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Dwyer .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital audio transfer
James Austin .... engineering services
Christopher Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Barnett .... supervising sound editor
Phil Benson .... executive in charge: Skywalker Sound
Kabe Cornell .... field sound recordist
John Countryman .... video services
Jesse Dwyer .... field sound recordist
Bob Edwards .... sound effects editor
Steven Gottlieb .... field sound recordist
Jonathan Greber .... production manager
Damion Haux .... field sound recordist
Pete Horner .... sound effects editor
Michael Levine .... digital audio transfer
Scott R. Lewis .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Josh Lowden .... project manager
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant
Steve Morris .... engineering services (as Steven Morris)
Al Nelson .... sound designer
Tom Paul .... additional sound editor
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Tollen .... project manager
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Tony Villaflor .... recordist
Pascal Garneau .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Drew Oliveras .... recordist (uncredited)
Daniel Sperry .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Corey Tyler .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cole Cassell .... additional cinematographer
Cody Dulock .... additional cinematographer
Jamie Dulock .... additional cinematographer
Michael Dwyer .... second unit cinematographer
Joshua Gilbert .... additional cinematographer (as Josh Gilbert)
Duane Hart .... additional cinematographer
Billy Montross .... additional cinematographer
Andy Owen .... additional cinematographer
Philip Scarborough .... additional cinematographer
Rachel Buchanan .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Michael Dwyer .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Greg Astor .... additional editor
Brett Brownell .... post-production assistant
Holly Buechel .... assistant editor
Don Ciana .... lab color timer
Ralph Costanza .... film recording producer
Will Cox .... digital intermediate colorist
Anna Hovhannessian .... assistant editor
Perry Levy .... post-production technical supporter
Lori McCarthy .... assistant editor
Leslie Norville .... post-production assistant
Diane Paragas .... additional editor
Sandy Patch .... additional digital intermediate on-line editor
Michael Pullano .... on-line editor
Gratianne Quade .... assistant editor
Owen Rucker .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Paul Sgroi .... film recording technician
Enat Sidi .... consulting editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
Kaoru Wang .... post-production assistant
Nicole Woo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brooke Wentz .... music supervisor
David Bailis .... musician (uncredited)
Michael Furjanic .... music editor (uncredited)
Brian Satz .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Maryam Soleiman .... music clearance (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Amato .... intern
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor
Abbey Chaus .... intern
Jennifer Cordery .... intern
Ezra Doner .... additional legal services
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Alan Heisterkamp .... educational consultant (as Dr. Alan Heisterkamp)
Lee Hirsch .... researcher
Kristen Irving .... director of social impact campaign
Megan Isenstadt .... researcher
Houston King .... outreach producer
David Koh .... distribution advisor
Evan Krauss .... production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Mike Lane .... client services
Amanda Lebow .... distribution advisor
Cynthia Lowen .... researcher
Emilia Mello .... researcher
Shelly Napolean .... client services
Nuncle .... title designer
Ann Orrin .... intern
Eva Porter .... client services
Jordan Roberts .... development advisor
George Rush .... additional legal services
Kyler Schmitz .... intern
J. Stephen Sheppard .... additional legal services
Jeff Shinker .... intern
Anita Surendran .... associate production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Gregory Unruh .... funding provided by: Gravity Films
Sophie Watts .... funding provided by: Gravity Films
Elise D'Orazio .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bristol Baughan .... special thanks
Jon Carmichael .... dedicatee
Vikki Ann Ernst .... special thanks
Ty Field-Smalley .... dedicatee
Montana Lance .... dedicatee
Tyler Lee Long .... dedicatee (as Tyler Long)
Jean McDowell .... special thanks
Hilary Stabb .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Bully Project" - USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language - all involving kids (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
USA:98 min
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Certification:
Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Denmark:11 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating) (rating surrendered) | USA:Not Rated (uncut version)
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Trivia:
Bully was originally rated R for language. The Weinstein Company appealed for a lower rating, as the R rating would exclude the very audience that is was intended for - high-school teens. The MPAA refused to alter the rating, so the distributor surrendered the original rating and opted for their film to be released 'Unrated' to the theaters. Finally, the filmmakers agreed to cut some, but not all, of the relevant language, and the MPAA did agree to re-rate the movie PG-13. The PG-13 version does keep intact all the language in the scene that was the main point of contention between the filmmakers and the MPAA, in which a 12-year-old is physically and verbally attacked on his school bus by his classmates.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The scene where Alex is walking down the street and throwing a stick is inverted. The "Mitsubishi" text on the back of the truck is flipped.See more »
Quotes:
Vice Principal:Tell me how to fix this.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Torn By WolvesSee more »

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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Could have and should have done more, 25 April 2012
Author: jkenner from Los Angeles, CA

I left the theater thinking that although "Bully" tackles a very serious problem among young people in our society, it didn't tackle it as completely as it could and should have. The film did a good job of identifying the problem of schoolyard bullying and bring it to national attention, but at no point did it offer any suggestions about how the problem might be solved, and at no point did it show examples of the many school districts that are actively working to solve the problem. In that sense, "Bully" is a prime example of what's wrong with our society in general - it's very good at identifying problems, pointing fingers and assigning blame, but it's not at all good at proposing solutions.

There is also a not so subtle political message - the film implies that bullying only occurs in Republican "Red" states such as Georgia, Oklahoma, Iowa and Mississippi. No examples of bullying are shown in San Francisco, New York or New England, although bullying undoubtedly occurs in those areas as well (as the Phoebe Prince incident in Massachusetts proves).

In short, to use a cliché, the film "asks more questions than it answers" and is therefore not likely to bring about any real change.

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