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

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Ja'Meya Jackson ...
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Kelby Johnson ...
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Lona Johnson ...
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Bob Johnson ...
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Alex Libby ...
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Jackie Libby ...
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Philip Libby ...
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Maya Libby ...
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Jada Libby ...
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Ethan Libby ...
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Logan Libby ...
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Kim Lockwood ...
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David Long ...
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Tina Long ...
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Teryn Long ...
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Troy Long ...
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Devon Matthews ...
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Barbara Primer ...
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Kirk Smalley ...
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Laura Smalley ...
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Trey Wallace ...
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Tyler Lee Long ...
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Mercedes Banks ...
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Dean Donehoo ...
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Vickie Reed ...
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Jeff Johnson ...
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Howard Ensley ...
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Derek Parker ...
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Chloe Albright ...
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James Ramsey ...
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Paula Crandall ...
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Directed by

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Lee Hirsch

Written by

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Cynthia Lowen ... (written by) &
Lee Hirsch ... (written by)

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Sarah Foudy ... associate producer
Lee Hirsch ... producer
Cynthia Lowen ... producer
Cindy Waitt ... executive producer

Music by

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Bishop Allen
Michael Furjanic ... (as Ion Furjanic)

Cinematography by

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Lee Hirsch

Film Editing by

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Jenny Golden
Lindsay Utz

Editorial Department

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Greg Astor ... additional editor
Brett Brownell ... post-production assistant
Holly Buechel ... assistant editor
Don Ciana ... lab color timer
Ralph Costanza ... film recording producer
Will Cox ... digital intermediate colorist
Anna Hovhannessian ... assistant editor
Perry Levy ... post-production technical supporter
Lori McCarthy ... assistant editor
Leslie Norville ... post-production assistant
Diane Paragas ... additional editor
Sandy Patch ... additional digital intermediate on-line editor
Michael Pullano ... on-line editor
Gratianne Quade ... assistant editor
Owen Rucker ... digital intermediate on-line editor
Paul Sgroi ... film recording technician
Enat Sidi ... consulting editor
Caitlin Tartaro ... digital intermediate producer
Kaoru Wang ... post-production assistant
Nicole Woo ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Mary Molina ... post-production supervisor (as Mary Angelica Molina)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alicia Dwyer ... second unit director

Sound Department

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Marco Alicea ... digital audio transfer
James Austin ... engineering services
Christopher Barnett ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Phil Benson ... exec. in charge: of Skywalker Sound
Danny Caccavo ... digital editorial services
Kabe Cornell ... field sound recordist
John Countryman ... video services
Jesse Dwyer ... field sound recordist
Bob Edwards ... sound effects editor
Steve Gottlieb ... field sound recordist
Jonathan Greber ... production manager: Skywalker Sound
Damion Haux ... field sound recordist
Pete Horner ... sound effects editor
Noah Katz ... digital editorial services
Mike Lane ... client services
Michael Levine ... digital audio transfer
Scott R. Lewis ... assistant re-recording mixer
Josh Lowden ... project manager: Skywalker Sound
Dmitri Makarov ... digital editorial services
Charlotte Moore ... post-production sound accountant
Steve Morris ... engineering services (as Steven Morris)
Shelly Napolean ... client services
Al Nelson ... sound designer
Tom Paul ... additional sound editor
Eva Porter ... client services
Gary Rydstrom ... sound designer
Tony Sereno ... re-recording mixer
John Torrijos ... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Tony Villaflor ... recordist
Christopher Barnett ... sound designer (uncredited)
Pascal Garneau ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Pete Horner ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Drew Oliveras ... recordist (uncredited)
Daniel Sperry ... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Steven Tollen ... project manager (uncredited)
Corey Tyler ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Cole Cassell ... additional cinematographer
Cody Dulock ... additional cinematographer
Jamie Dulock ... additional cinematographer
Michael Dwyer ... second unit cinematographer
Joshua Gilbert ... additional cinematographer (as Josh Gilbert)
Duane Hart ... additional cinematographer
Billy Montross ... additional cinematographer
Andy Owen ... additional cinematographer
Philip Scarborough ... additional cinematographer
Rachel Buchanan ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Michael Dwyer ... steadicam operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Greg Richling ... musician
Brooke Wentz ... music supervisor
David Bailis ... musician (uncredited)
Michael Furjanic ... music editor (uncredited)
Brian Satz ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Maryam Soleiman ... music clearance (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Amato ... intern
Josh Braun ... distribution advisor
Abbey Chaus ... intern
Jennifer Cordery ... intern
Ezra Doner ... additional legal services
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Alan Heisterkamp ... educational consultant (as Dr. Alan Heisterkamp)
Lee Hirsch ... researcher
Kristen Irving-Jordan ... director of social impact campaign (as Kristen Irving)
Megan Isenstadt ... researcher
Houston King ... outreach producer
David Koh ... distribution advisor
Evan Krauss ... production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Mike Lane ... client services
Amanda Lebow ... distribution advisor
Cynthia Lowen ... researcher
Emilia Mello ... researcher
Shelly Napolean ... client services
Ann Orrin ... intern
Eva Porter ... client services
Jordan Roberts ... development advisor
George Rush ... additional legal services
Kyler Schmitz ... intern
J. Stephen Sheppard ... additional legal services
Jeff Shinker ... intern
Anita Surendran ... associate production counsel: Gray, Krauss, Des Rochers
Gregory Unruh ... funding provided by: Gravity Films
Sophie Watts ... funding provided by: Gravity Films
Elise D'Orazio ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bristol Baughan ... special thanks
Jon Carmichael ... dedicatee
Tyler Clementi ... in memory of
Vikki Ann Ernst ... special thanks
Ty Field-Smalley ... dedicatee
Montana Lance ... dedicatee
Susan A. Leahy ... special thanks (as Susan Leahy)
Michael Levine ... special thanks
Tyler Lee Long ... dedicatee (as Tyler Long)
Jean McDowell ... special thanks
Hilary Stabb ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Every school in the U.S. is grappling with bullying-each day more than 160,000 kids across the country are absent because they're afraid of being bullied-but for many districts it's just one more problem that gets swept under the rug. BULLY is a character-driven film. At its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this crisis. From the first day of school through the last, BULLY will intimately explore the lives of a few of the many courageous people bullying will touch this year. Written by Lowen, Cynthia; Hirsch, Lee

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Taglines It's time to take a stand See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Bully Project (United States)
  • Harte Schule (Germany)
  • Bullying (Brazil)
  • Проект 'Задира' (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $1,100,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $116,472, 30 Mar 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bully was originally rated R for language. The Weinstein Company appealed for a lower rating, as the R rating would exclude the very audience that is was intended for - high-school teens. They lost the appeal for a PG-13 rating by one vote so the distributor surrendered the original rating and opted for their film to be released 'Unrated' to the theaters. Finally, the filmmakers agreed to cut some, but not all, of the relevant language, and the MPAA did agree to re-rate the movie PG-13. The PG-13 version does keep intact all the language in the scene that was the main point of contention between the filmmakers and the MPAA, in which a 12-year-old is physically and verbally attacked on his school bus by his classmates. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Bully (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Teenage Dirtbag See more »
Quotes Bullied Student: I've never had real friends that would stick around and help me.
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