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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 »

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Stay of Execution See more »

Filming Locations:

Lajitas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,511,529, 31 December 2017
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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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Should've Rewatched Dead Man Walking Instead
22 August 2018 | by desertshark-45652See all my reviews

This movie had potential, but takes itself way too seriously and it's cast of budget-friendly actors turn in uneven performances. Denise Richards is trying too hard to shed her bimbo persona in a highly intellectual role as a renowned criminal psychologist. Kaiwi Lyman is uneven, veering into melodramatic overstatement in his scenes with Richards, but is much better in flashback scenes of his life of crime, especially when paired with Micheal Pare as his former small time criminal partner. Bruce Dern phones one in for the paycheck and the rest of the cast is varying degrees of bad, from unwatchable to to just ok. The story is all over the place, trying in places to be a character study of small time criminals-which would have been interesting, then trying to be a slick action-y heist movie, then trying to be political with it's socially conscious anti-death penalty message. It never hits the mark with any of it and winds up just being a mess.


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