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American Violence (2017)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 11 June 2017 (USA)
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Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist Dr. Amanda Tyler has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaiwi Lyman ... Jackson Shea (as Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau)
Bruce Dern ... Richard Morton
Denise Richards ... Amanda Tyler
Columbus Short ... Ben Woods
Rob Gronkowski ... Brad
Michael Paré ... Martin Bigg
Johnny Messner ... Paul
Emma Rigby ... Olivia Rose
Nick Chinlund ... Belmonte
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Charlie Rose
Hunter Fischer ... Young Jack
Michele Santopietro ... Cynthia Shea
J. Todd Anderson J. Todd Anderson ... Michael
Stipe Miocic ... Hal
Robert Goon ... Vin
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Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist Dr. Amanda Tyler has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview commences, and Jack's fate hangs in the balance, Amanda must determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted.

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Payback...The best form of revenge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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[first lines]
Richard Morton: Margaret. What the hell am I supposed to do with this?
[holding up his toast]
Margaret: [from the other room] Doctor's orders, honey. No saturated fat.
Richard Morton: Ma'am, that doctor is a hack. And he's pathetic. He shouldn't even have a license. Stop listening to the doctor. Jesus. You give me bread? First of all it's not toasted, second of all it's peanut butter without any jam. How do you expect me to swallow this or get it down? How many goddamn times do I have to tell you that? Get your nose out of a ...
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Nope
17 September 2017 | by Puppies_and_RainbowsSee all my reviews

Texas is wavering on a execution because it's an election year, so they ask a 'world renowned psychologist' to conduct an interview and make a recommendation - Yeah right. She agrees because it's a good opportunity for her studies in the cycle of violence - Plausible. The 'world renowned psychologist' has her eyes opened and lady bits tingling in 72 hours - Just stop.

How about interviewing a violent offender with nothing to lose? No problem, let's just push this desk up against the bars with electrical cords in reach. Need a light? Here's a Zippo they let me to bring in. Need to build rapport? No problem, I'll start with anger and self-righteousness. Don't like something he says? Wad up some paper and throw it at him. Heard a few stories that got you changing your mind? Stand up against the bars with him like you're the big spoon. Back at the university teaching? Tell us how you feel by glancing wistfully at the Zippo on the lectern.

I chuckled when the guy's love interest was introduced. I'm not sure what was happening with her outfit, but a Goodwill thrift store cried that day. She seemed to be wearing too big business type clothes on top and raggedy underwear looking shorts on bottom. The humor stopped though when she started talking in that awful accent. Her clothes got better, the script and acting didn't. Not sure how much a person can take of a grown woman lounging in a bikini in front of her father, whom she calls daddy, with her chest thrust out. Don't worry, she throws out some range when she pouts and coos at him. Like when daddy offered her up to his body guard. I think it was the movie's attempt at humor. God stop the pain of this script.

2 stars - the cinematography wasn't bad.


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www.pictaram.com

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11 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Lajitas, Texas, USA See more »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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