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Goat (2016)

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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there in the name of "brotherhood" tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

Director:

Andrew Neel

Writers:

David Gordon Green, Brad Land (memoir) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Brad
Nick Jonas ... Brett
Gus Halper ... Chance
Danny Flaherty ... Will
Virginia Gardner ... Leah
Jake Picking ... Dixon
Brock Yurich ... Wes
Will Pullen ... The Smile
Austin Lyon ... Dave
Eric Staves ... Baity
James Franco ... Mitch
Jamar Jackson Jamar Jackson ... The Breath
Kevin Crowley ... Detective Burke
Lauren Knutson Lauren Knutson ... Michelle
Jon Osbeck ... Provost
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Storyline

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there in the name of "brotherhood" tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

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Taglines:

Cruelty. Brutality. Fraternity.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goat See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,020, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$23,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,020
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Nick Jonas cited in a interview that some of his inspiration for how he approached the film was through one wild drunken night he had in Bowling Green, Ohio (home of Bowling Green State University) after a solo performance at BGSU's Stroh Center. See more »

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Dark and Beautiful
1 July 2018 | by ccarterglassSee all my reviews

This movie was an official selection at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. How it winds up with such a low rating on IMBD and a much higher rating on the competitor's site is and indication of the movies difficult subject. It can be hard to watch, it can be brutal, it can also be beautiful. Male bonding is frequently all of those things. It captivated me and so I recommend it.


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