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God Bless America (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  31 May 2012 (Russia)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.


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Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Written by Anonymous

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Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.


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Rated R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 May 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y cabreados  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$27,308 (USA) (11 May 2012)


$122,029 (USA) (6 July 2012)

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Did You Know?


The plot about a terminally ill man shooting rude people is possibly inspired in the short story "To All The Rude People" by Jack Ritchie, published in 1961 and compiled in the anthology by Alfred Hitchcock "Not for the Nervous". See more »


When the cop catches them sleeping he asks for registration and ID. When he hands it back it is only the ID with no registration. See more »


Roxy: So you can kill a teenager, just not fuck one?
Frank: Yeah.
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The character that tries to buy Roxy at the diner is listed as "The Pancake Eating Pedophile". See more »


Spoofs It Happened One Night (1934) See more »


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User Reviews

An Answer to Stone's Natural Born Killers
9 April 2012 | by (Phoenix, Arizona United States) – See all my reviews

What a great movie. It's rather as if Goldthwait has made an answer to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers by way of Mike Judge's Office Space. Through the eyes of Joel Murray's Frank, we see a variety of society's ills and thankfully, Goldthwait doesn't dwell on them. To do so would be like gawking at the stupidity when you walk into a Walmart; it's just going to make you dwell longer at the stupidity on display, and you are still in a Walmart.

Instead, we get one of those movies that you either are along with or you aren't, you get or you don't. If you get it, you wish that Frank had a few more monologues, if you don't, you'd think it was advocating random shooting sprees.

Thankfully the script and Murray's brilliant portrayal of Frank has him as a principled, moral character who has his suicide interrupted by one terrible reality TV show too many. Along the way he teams up with a psychotic schoolgirl. He's rebelling violently about what society has become, she's rebelling against what society is.

It isn't a huge film, without a large budget, but well made. I felt that it worked best compared to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, which showed spree killers as celebrities. In God Bless America the characters lament that they haven't even made the news. But in the end, Stone's film glories this shallow quest for fame while Goldthwait's film answers it, showing what happens to America when everyone is unkindly reaching for it.

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