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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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A wealthy New York 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick Bateman
... Timothy Bryce
... Craig McDermott
... David Van Patten
... Jean
... Evelyn Williams
... Courtney Rawlinson
... Luis Carruthers
... Paul Allen
... Donald Kimball
... Christie
... Elizabeth
... Harold Carnes
Monika Meier ... Daisy
... 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

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Crime | Drama

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

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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psicópata americano  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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One of the reasons why Chloë Sevigny was attracted to the project was that she has a brother who also works on Wall Street. See more »

Goofs

When Jean is going through Patrick's notebook at the end of the movie, the calendar is off. For example, in 1987, November 20th was on a Friday, whereas the calendar said it was a Saturday. See more »

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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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I Touch Roses
Written by Theodore Ottaviano
Performed by Book of Love
Courtesy of Sire Records Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Cruelty and Christian Bale
7 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

A very funny horror flick. A worthy companion piece to its literary roots. A phenomenal, fearless performance by Christian Bale that, in a way, cleared up my questions about this versatile British actor. I could never quite warm up to him. Not even in "Little Women". Now, Bale as Patrick Bateman, revealed the reason. It is the cruelty around his mouth. His smiles are chilling and they work to perfection in this, his yuppie modern monster.His actions have the pristine shallowness of his business cards and the disgusting taste of his self awareness. You don't feel sorry for him, the way one did for Norman Bates. No, his character is unredeemable. His rough sex with two women while he rides one of them looking at himself in the mirror is one of the most disturbing film moments I've ever seen. I wonder if Bale will ever be able to play goodness, convincingly.


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