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Born Killers (2005)

Piggy Banks (original title)
Piggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They ... See full summary »

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Morgan J. Freeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Muxworthy ... John
Lauren German ... Gertle
Gabriel Mann ... Michael
Tom Sizemore ... Dad
Joel Michaely ... Jerry
Dylan Sprouse ... Young John
Drew Osborne Drew Osborne ... Young Michael
Kelli Garner ... Archer
Toni Wynne ... Brandi
Jazmin Daley Jazmin Daley ... Cindy
Lisa Adachi Lisa Adachi ... School Girl Shooter
William L. Eakland William L. Eakland ... Store Manager #1
JJ Neward ... Soccer Mom
Bridger El-Bakhi Bridger El-Bakhi ... Little Boy in Truck
Lin Shaye ... Willow
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Piggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) who doesn't bother to hide his crimes, or the brutal philosophy which drives it. He tells his sons people are just piggy banks. You need money? Just break one open. Michael is sloppy and reckless he goes about his work with a demented glee, John perhaps even more horrifyingly, understands the misery he inflicts he simply doesn't care. It's just a job. Lock all your doors. Written by Michelle

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Magna, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Official Selection of Hamptons International Film Festival 2005 - Spotlight Film See more »

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Gertle: Chess is perfect.
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Pretty Girls
Written by Ethan Gold
Performed by Ethan Gold
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7 December 2014 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

I never would have thought that I could be bored watching a movie about a pair of serial killers. Born Killers changed all that, as it is easily the worst serial killer film I've ever seen. Surprisingly enough, this film starts out pretty good and slowly descends into being unwatchable. John & Michael were left to learn about life from their father, a complete psychopath, so it's no surprise, that they turned out to be killers as well. John (Jake Muxworthy) is the quiet, good looking, methodical one, while his brother Michael (Gabriel Mann), is reckless, leaving John to clean up his mess. After we get the back story on the brothers, and see them in action, they go their separate ways, and the story focuses on John. Jake Muxworthy plays the quiet killer, who eventually meets up with a girl. He falls in love and tries to put his killer urges behind him to live the normal life. Muxworthy was the only reason this film got a rating at all. The film lacked the action I was hoping for and just turned into one conversation after another, but Muxworthy was as advertised, as this good looking, methodical killer, who not only plans things down to the last detail, but who also narrates the story. Born Killers wasn't bad in a way where the movie didn't make sense, the problem was how boring and slow moving it was. After the initial action, nothing really happens except for a lot of people doing a lot of talking, and if that's all I wanted to see, I'd just hang out at the mall.


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