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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

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Production Co:

Leonine Verse See more »
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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

Thayer: Is it your need for attention that makes you a dirty, little slut?
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In Your Arms
Written by Jason Zerbin
Performed by Jason Zerbin
Courtesy of Carlson Entertainment, LLC
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Excellent movie that slowly but effectively draws you in
30 March 2010 | by RP FOleySee all my reviews

Just watched it and it drew from me every emotion the director desired and then some. As the movie began I immediately thought it was older than 2009 as nothing jumped out at me that said it was a 2009 movie. It appeared to be a high school type movie but it slowly drew me in like a classical novel. I viewed troubled teenagers while easily placing myself in the lead's character role. The lead follows and mildly harasses his dream girl in school. However, the movie is so much more than your typical standard HS movie about the different groups we all experience in H.S. as it brings the creative writing element into the picture and a young troubled male opens himself up to a creative writing class but with the intent of opening himself to the girl only. Study hall leads to a fondness perhaps a forbidden fondness between the two as they are very different people experiencing life from different ends of the spectrum but not really so different. Highly recommended movie about love, different groups in High School and the darkness of a broken home. This movie can be depressing as love can often be and while it shows many aspects of a broken home and perhaps a broken lead character it can lead to strong internal hurts for those that may have experienced similar circumstances in life. I recommend viewing on a Saturday afternoon and then going out and being active so not to linger in the emotional strings that it will surely tug at within you. Rarely does a movie pull at you emotionally like this one and that makes it a true treasure


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