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American Satan (2017)

A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.

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Ash Avildsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Biersack ... Johnny Faust
Booboo Stewart ... Vic Lakota
Ben Bruce Ben Bruce ... Leo Donovan
John Bradley ... Ricky Rollins
Jesse Sullivan Jesse Sullivan ... Lily Mayflower
Sebastian Gregory ... Dylan James
Mark Boone Junior ... Elias
Denise Richards ... Kat Faust
Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Capricorn
Bill Goldberg ... Hawk
Olivia Culpo ... Gretchen
Bill Duke ... Gabriel
Drake Bell ... Damien
Ramesh Pandey Ramesh Pandey ... Gurudev (as Ramesh Pandy)
Lily Berlina ... The Virgin
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Storyline

A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late? Written by ir

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Plot Keywords:

fame | death | murder | faust | devil | See All (7) »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use throughout, pervasive language, and some violence. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanás americano See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,378, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,233, 29 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

VND 74, 22 February 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While Andy Biersack is a musician in real life (Black Veil Brides), the vocals for songs in the movie were done by Remington Leith, the lead singer of Palaye Royale. See more »

Goofs

The "meet and greet" girl says she is 18, and then shows Hawk her driver's license. However, it is shown as a standard "horizontal" driver's license. Drivers licenses for people under 21 in the State of Nevada are in a vertical format. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Rollins: Okay, okay, fine. So, what else do you do?
Hawk: Shit hits the fan, I'm the fan.
Ricky Rollins: Oh, good.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits include quotes from musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, and Neil Young, about the Devil and the occult, and their place in rock and roll and their lives. See more »

Soundtracks

Let him Burn
Written by Ash Avildsen and Matty Beckerman
Performed by The Relentless
Remington Leith appears Courtesy Of Sumerian Records
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Gritty, edgy and raw. Loved it!
26 July 2018 | by shanaelynneSee all my reviews

I've never rated a movie on IMDB but I feel obligated like so many others on here to balance the bad reviews. I don't know why they didn't like it. I loved it -I am disappointed I'll never be able to watch it for the first time again.

As an debut for so many of the cast and crew including the director/writer (first feature length drama) and Jesse Sullivan, who has basically NO acting experience, and two musicians (also no experience) it was well enough acted and well enough written to tell a great story.

There were revelations at just the right time and the last gimmick at the end was enough to make you say "ooooooooo!!!" to your movie watching partner next to you as the screen goes black and leads to credits.

To everyone saying it glorifies sex and drugs, (did you finish the movie?) I say when you make a deal with the devil where do you stop? Can you stop? Its not saying that drugs and groupie sex is the height of their career it's saying that they're getting caught up, as so many do. How many great artists have left us too soon due to heroin and other drug induced deaths?

This movie does well to be gritty and even makes you uncomfortable sometimes and it SHOULD! The content is raw and, from the perspective of a commoner with no knowledge of fame or (mis)fortune, real.

Loved it. Give it a shot. Have an open mind. If you like gritty independent stuff, you should like it!


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