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Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2000)

A behind the scenes look at the crazy and violent world of nightclub bouncers.


Steven Cantor
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Credited cast:
Black Prince Black Prince
Omar Cook Omar Cook
Alan Crosley Alan Crosley
Frank DeMaio Frank DeMaio
Mike DeMaio Mike DeMaio
John Houchin John Houchin ... The Neck
King King
Courtney Love
Jordan Maldonado Jordan Maldonado
Lenny McLean
Eric Mojica Eric Mojica
Joe Papa Joe Papa
Steven Rivera Steven Rivera
Eddie Robinson Eddie Robinson


A chronicle of the lives of bouncers - the burly boys who guard both sides of the door in nightclubs across America. The documentary takes an inside look at the mindset of these frequently ridiculed, but always feared enforcers of the night and examines whether they are skilled experts in security, hired to anticipate trouble, or just hired thugs meant to intimidate. Revealed within is a world of notorious nightclub bouncers, including New York's Terence "The Black Prince" Buckley and British legend Lenny "The Guv'nor" McLean who appeared in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" Written by Sujit R. Varma

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One of the few films that actually changed the way I see things.
29 May 2003 | by chthon2See all my reviews

Steve Cantor's documentary on bouncers is one of the few things that ever changed my mind on something. I don't go to clubs - never have, and don't plan on it - but I still always assumed bouncers must be bad people who are perhaps unintelligent. After seeing this, I felt like a bad person for making such an unfounded assumption.

Through vignettes cut into several sections, Cantor shows bouncers at home and on the job, and interviews them on just about everything. Every single man interviewed here comes off as a very decent human being, with the Guv'nor and Black Prince being the standouts. I'm glad I caught this.

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Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leões-de-Chácara - Os Bastidores da Noite See more »

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London, England, UK See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,502, 9 September 2001

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