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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jordan Melamed (screenplay), Nick McDonell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chace Crawford ... White Mike
Rory Culkin ... Chris
Philip Ettinger ... Hunter
Esti Ginzburg ... Sara Ludlow
50 Cent ... Lionel (as Curtis Jackson)
Zoë Kravitz ... Gabby
Billy Magnussen ... Claude
Emily Meade ... Jessica Brayson
Emma Roberts ... Molly
Ellen Barkin ... Jessica's Mother
Kiefer Sutherland ... Narrator (voice)
Ako ... Mrs. Fong
Dionne Audain ... Nana's Mother
Gregg Bello ... Detective Keminski
Maxx Brawer Maxx Brawer ... Andrew
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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

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No one needs anything here. It's all about want.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, alcohol abuse, language, sexual material, brief nudity and some violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,238, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$181,591, 15 August 2010
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Joel Schumacher previously worked with Emma Roberts' aunt Julia Roberts (who was also formerly engaged to Kiefer Sutherland) on Flatliners (1990) and Dying Young (1991). See more »

Goofs

At the party, as Claude is shooting, you can clearly see the slide on his Glock lock back indicating that the magazine is empty, but he shoots three more times. See more »

Quotes

Sara Ludlow: I have lots of boyfriends. I mean, I'm not a slut.
Chris: Of course you're not.
Sara Ludlow: But, different guys are interesting for different reasons. You're interesting for a very specific reason.
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Connections

References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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Gravity's Rainbow (Van She Remix)
Performed by Klaxons
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A film with integrity.
30 January 2010 | by shreke2003See all my reviews

Just caught the premier of "Twelve" today and left the theater shocked. Having never read or heard of the book before now, i entered the cinema knowing two things; first that it was directed by Joel Schumacher an astounding filmmaker, and second that because it was accepted into Sundance, it must have some exceptional parts.

Needless to say, the film exceeded expectation and moved into the realm of surreal. Like every film at Sundance, the director said a few words before screening started. Now most people know Schumacher from his hit's like, "Phantom of the Opera", "Phone Booth", or his flawed Batman's. However I've been privileged to see his early work, which includes, "The Lost Boy's", "Flatliners", and "8MM". Yet despite the high mark which his previous films set, "Twelve" pulls up to and even surpasses some.

Chace Crawford was an inspiration in the lead role and though it was the first film I've seen him in, i hope he continues a successful career.

The other actor's all give supreme performances, though my personal favorite in the film is one you might despise me for. Billy Magnussen as Claude, who carries out his character in magnificent form and had the role been given to anyone else, the movie would've been sorely injured.

The insight into teenagers, especially the rich, stands unrivaled. Nick McDonell wrote true people, character's that are 3D and whom you can relate to. As a seventeen year old myself i am grateful for his gift to our generation.

The five million dollar budget which this film was made on, and the twenty-three day's in which it was shot, proves the genius of everyone working on it. And when the cast and crew stood on stage at the end to answer questions, i felt the need to clap till my hands bled. And to stress the point Joel made, there is a comedy in this film that supersedes anything you've seen before. But to truly appreciate every aspect and genre in it, you must be of an open mind, and willing to see even the gritty parts in teenagers.


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