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American Violence (2017)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 3 February 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

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

www.pictaram.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stay of Execution See more »

Filming Locations:

Lajitas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Gave it a Shot.

The funny thing is the most interesting part of this film was the beginning scene when the older man(Bruce Dern) was arguing with his wife about her choice of menu plan for his meal. Once that scene was over the movie went down hill for me. Like many comments and reviews I feel like this move failed to pick what it wanted to be. Is it a social study on human behavior and violence. Necessary or unnecessary need for the death penalty or just a crime drama? Either way this film does not deliver in either area. This film might could have been better had it not tried to take itself to seriously especially when it was unable to entertain or keep my attention no matter what direction they decided to go in. My suggestion if you are on Netflix skip this film and watch Amber Alert not a perfect film but it will keep your attention.


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