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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director:

Mary Harron

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Patrick Bateman
Justin Theroux ... Timothy Bryce
Josh Lucas ... Craig McDermott
Bill Sage ... David Van Patten
Chloë Sevigny ... Jean
Reese Witherspoon ... Evelyn Williams
Samantha Mathis ... Courtney Rawlinson
Matt Ross ... Luis Carruthers
Jared Leto ... Paul Allen
Willem Dafoe ... Donald Kimball
Cara Seymour ... Christie
Guinevere Turner ... Elizabeth
Stephen Bogaert ... Harold Carnes
Monika Meier Monika Meier ... Daisy
Reg E. Cathey ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. Written by Lion Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I think my mask of sanity is about to slip See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psicópata americano See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,961,015, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,070,285, 30 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,266,564
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The dinner scene in the restaurant with Patrick Bateman, Timothy Bryce, Evelyn, Courtney, Luis Carruthers, Vanden, and Stash is somewhat different in the novel. While the scene in the film takes place in a fancy restaurant, in the novel, the scene takes place at the beginning of the novel which shows Bateman and Price, named Bryce in this film, arriving at Evelyn's home. In the film, Patrick and Evelyn are the ones who arrived at dinner, as opposed to Patrick and Timothy in the novel, and Luis Carruthers isn't in the scene in the novel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 51 mins) During Detective Kimball's second interview with Bateman, the reflection of the microphone can be seen on the CD to Bateman's right. See more »

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[first lines]
Waiter #1: Our pasta this evening is squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth with goat cheese profiteroles, and I also have an arugula Caesar salad. For entrees this evening, I have swordfish meatloaf with onion marmalade, rare roasted partridge breast in raspberry coulis with a sorrel timbale.
Waiter #2: ...and grilled free-range rabbit with herbed french fries. Our pasta tonight is a squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth, and the fish tonight is a grilled...
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Referenced in Patient Seven (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy)
Written by Paul Robb (as Paul Jason Robb) and Kurt Larson (as Kurt H. Larson)
Performed by Information Society
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records and T-Boy LLC (ASCAP)
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Classic masterpiece
27 June 2018 | by perica-43151See all my reviews

This movie is a masterpiece, and it is so underrated. So many quotable moments, true perfect cult piece. Violence is measured, much milder than in the book, which is improved on. It shows the true side of Wall Street morality, of all the little Eichmanns that lived and still live in Manhattan. Dark comedy genius, with classic shiny ax scene perfectly in tune with "Hip to be Square" music, that Weird Al and Huey Lewis parodied in perfect meta homage. This movie works on so many levels, and although it was hated by the corporate elite and their paid hypocrite critics, time has shown that this movie is going to last. This is Wolf of Wall Street on steroids, wrapped in metaphysical, if murderous, clothing.


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