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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.

Director:

Rob Schmidt

Writer:

Larry Gross

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Keena ... Roseanne Skolnick
Ellen Barkin ... Maggie Skolnick
Michael Ironside ... Fred Skolnick
Vincent Kartheiser ... Vincent
James DeBello ... Jimmy
Jeffrey Wright ... Chris
Conchata Ferrell ... Bella
Marshall R. Teague ... Coach (as Marshall Teague)
Nicki Aycox ... Cecil
Christian Payne Christian Payne ... Dean
Anthony Chow Anthony Chow ... Teacher (as Anthony C. Chow)
Bonnie Somerville ... Stuck Up Girl
Lucinda Jenney ... Vincent's Mom
Jim Boyce Jim Boyce ... Mr. Dwyer
Matt Champagne ... Counselor Lord
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Storyline

This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to take revenge. The events that follow are a mix of dark humor and an exploration of modern morality as Roseanne faces not only a fellow suburbanite who knows, but her own conscience as well. Written by Anonymous

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Some kids have lots of time to kill. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime + Punishment in Suburbia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,893, 17 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,394, 8 October 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

G2 Films, Killer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Roseanne: What a strange path it took to find my heart.
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Connections

References The Outer Limits (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Burn, Don't Freeze
Written by Carrie Brownstein
Performed by Sleater-Kinney
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A compelling dark psychodrama.
2 January 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"C&P in Suburbia" is a dark and somewhat staged psychodrama with misanthropic overtones which focuses on the teen daughter of a family in crisis and her search for self-actualization. This well cast, well acted, well shot, well directed flick's story is likely to be too black or severe for many. However, those who feel inclined to write this film off as "unrealistic junk" should remember one word. Columbine.


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