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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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Al Lamanda
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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 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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[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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Squandered The Budget
17 June 2017 | by nyfreeSee all my reviews

This movie was presented beautifully (i.e. visual, editing and soundtrack) and written horribly. With more care in writing Denise Richard's character could have been much more three-dimensional and worth watching. She tried her best to dress up poor dialogue. The whole thing felt extremely rushed, plastic, and the story is superficial. Missed opportunities in writing made for a big miss overall. Every scene snowballs and falls apart under careful watch. For example: A scene involving a priest reading from a bible. A PRIEST... is holding a New World Translation (Jehovah's Witness) bible... and reading King James words. I'm not even religious. The writing is the foundation of the art... this is built on mud.


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