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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 October 2009 (USA)
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A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that ... See full summary »

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Regina Crosby

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Regina Crosby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Michael Foster ... Thayer Mangeress
Noa Hegesh ... Amber Lange
Chris Ellis ... Pops
Michael Bradley ... Mr. Ruskovitch
Billy Jones Billy Jones ... Dooley
Regina Crosby ... Jeannie
Kent Kimball ... Mr. Lange
Kyle Lupo Kyle Lupo ... Ty
Mitch Belyea Mitch Belyea ... Stacey
Bethany D. Hart Bethany D. Hart ... Ashley (as Bethany Webley)
Cris Winger Cris Winger ... Tabitha
Josh Mastel Josh Mastel ... Carter
Sara Nicholls Sara Nicholls ... Mrs. Burrows
Julie Anne Young Julie Anne Young ... Coach Faye
Kim Hegeduis Kim Hegeduis ... Science Teacher
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Storyline

A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life. Written by Regina Crosby

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Death is fleeting... Love lasts forever.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

История странного подростка See more »

Filming Locations:

Idaho, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leonine Verse See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

While the opening credits say "based on true events", Thayer did not exist. Writer and director Regina Crosby based Teenage Dirtbag on her experience in high school, Coeur d'Alene (where the high school scenes were actually filmed), and not on any one instance. Of the movie, Crosby said "It definitely talks about the pain you go through in growing up," She said. "You have a lot of regrets that you take into adulthood from high school, and you almost never get the opportunity to make corrections on those regrets or reach out to somebody you didn't reach out to at the time." See more »

Goofs

In the bathroom scene in the end, Amber takes off her jacket and ties it around her waist. Later on, when Thayer has his hands on the bathroom stall on either side of her head, her jacket is back on. The following scene, her jacket is off again. See more »

Quotes

Amber: In science, we worked for a week dissecting a fetal pig. The whole class was sickened, but Thayer seemed unemotional about it. Sometimes he even enjoyed doing things we weren't assigned, like skinning the eyelids off the little pig and digging out its eyeballs.
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Soundtracks

(Let Me See Ya) Booty Drop
Written by Fresh Kid Ice (as Christopher Wong Won), Darren Rudnick
Performed by D.J. Spin, Fresh Kid Ice, MC Madness
Courtesy of Vision Records, Inc.
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Powerful in ways you can predict
27 June 2011 | by the_randomhero92See all my reviews

This is my first ever review. I have never felt the need to spread a movie, or voice my opinion before, but I find myself angry that more people have not seen this movie. It is a movie unlike any other. Scott M foster portrays Thayer Mangeris, a delinquent and a somewhat bad boy from a broken home, who grows a connection with Amber Lang, played by Noa Hegesh, through the creative writing class they have together, and their frequent correspondence in study hall via a notebook. Noa, who has never liked Thayer before, having been forced always to sit with him due to their naming order, finds herself growing feelings for this wrong side of the tracks boy. i wont say anything more but this: buy a copy of this movie, for a guarantee you will be watching it again and again.


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