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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  12 October 2012 (USA)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Man in Hat
Killer (as James Hebert)
Catholic Priest


A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They Won't Take Any Shih Tzu. See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sedam psihopata  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,174,915 (USA) (12 October 2012)


$14,989,761 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 7 mins) During the cancer ward visit, the announcement in the background calling for "Dr. Blair, Dr Jane Hamilton, Dr. Jane Hamilton" is a reference to the album "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensrÿche. The voice is taken directly from the track "Eyes of a Stranger". The album's subject matter of a hitman is in keeping with the film. See more »


In the first newspaper article about the Jack of Diamonds killer, the right-hand column has numerous repeated sentences. See more »


Billy: Hiya Kaya!
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Crazy Credits

A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.18 (2012) See more »


Der Mond: Ach, da hängt ja der Mond! (Kleines Kind/Char)
Performed by Teresa Holloway/The Philharmonia Chorus/The Philharmonia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch
Composed by Carl Orff
Used by arrangement with Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mains
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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So witty. What a ride!
10 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I see the words "cult classic" in this movie's future. At the very least, I'll be adding this to my collection of movies such as Kick Ass, Pulp Fiction, Zombieland and Hot Fuzz that I love to watch over and over.

You know from the very first scene that this is not your typical Hollywood junk. It was HYSTERICAL, albeit in a pretty sick and twisted way - this is not for the faint of heart. The woman behind me must not have seen the previews, because she got up and left. I'm going to have to see it again this weekend just to catch some of the witty one-liners that I couldn't hear over the roaring laughter. The audience even applauded when it ended.

The script is razor sharp, and you couldn't dream up a better cast to bring it to life. I've always liked Sam Rockwell, but this was a star-making turn for him (at least in my book). You've never seen a movie quite like this. I see a new movie nearly every week, and I rarely feel compelled to sit down and write a review. So take my advice, do yourself a favor and go see it!

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