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Bully (2011)

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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.


Lee Hirsch
8 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ja'Meya Jackson Ja'Meya Jackson ... Self
Kelby Johnson Kelby Johnson ... Self
Lona Johnson Lona Johnson ... Self
Bob Johnson Bob Johnson ... Self
Alex Libby Alex Libby ... Self
Jackie Libby Jackie Libby ... Self
Philip Libby Philip Libby ... Self
Maya Libby Maya Libby ... Self
Jada Libby Jada Libby ... Self
Ethan Libby Ethan Libby ... Self
Logan Libby Logan Libby ... Self
Kim Lockwood Kim Lockwood ... Self
David Long David Long ... Self
Tina Long Tina Long ... Self
Teryn Long Teryn Long ... Self


This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year, like every other, bullying will be a big part of whatever meets them at their school's front doors. ... Written by Lowen, Cynthia; Hirsch, Lee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language - all involving kids | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Anderson Cooper is a strong advocate of this documentary and the movement against bullying that it has stimulated. It was featured on Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) in October 2011, at the "Bullying: It Stops Here" town hall program special. Kelly Ripa, Rosalind Wiseman and Phil McGraw also shared their reactions to and support of the movie. See more »


The scene where Alex is walking down the street and throwing a stick is inverted. The "Mitsubishi" text on the back of the truck is flipped. See more »


Alex Libby: Girls are like candy. Sometimes you want a Hershey bar and sometimes you want a Snickers. You can't really tell what you want. Sometimes you want, like, a popsicle. It is a complicated feeling.
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One Headlight
Written by Jakob Dylan (uncredited)
Performed by The Wallflowers (uncredited)
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the American way of life
5 February 2013 | by karlericssonSee all my reviews

In a world of competition one less competitor is a victory for the survivor. We know today that it is cooperation that brlngs about development amongst humans and not competition which only brings about degeneration and death. The American society that allows rich men to bully poor men to death is a society of apes, more or less. Actually it's worse than a society of apes. Competition is hailed because, like this film and other occurrences show, it keeps the poor fighting each other for the crumbs from the rich's table and keeps them from cooperating to get rid of the rich bullies. The American way of life is an abomination - get rid of it.

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Release Date:

27 April 2012 (Iceland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,472, 1 April 2012

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Dolby | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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