Bully (2001)

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A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.




  • Nick Stahl and Bijou Phillips in Bully (2001)
  • Bijou Phillips at an event for Bully (2001)
  • The cast at the beach
  • Brad Renfro at an event for Bully (2001)
  • Bijou Phillips at an event for Bully (2001)
  • Brad Renfro at an event for Bully (2001)

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9 March 2019 | Fixer-13257
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It's interesting that when characters in a film, or the story being told in the film is repugnant, distasteful or unattractive - people give the film bad reviews.

America is more repugnant than it is beautiful. This film isn't one of those movies pretending to be about a real murder story but end up being glorified entertainment.

You dislike the characters and the thoughtless, cruel and clumsy stupidity of the characters - but it captures the realness of the actual murder and thats why this film is so good.

The real teenagers are disgusting and the characters in this movie are disgusting - from beginning to end, it feels real.

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This was the beginning of Brad Renfro's career downfall. Due to his drug addiction problems in his personal life, his professional career started to suffer, until his early and sudden death in 2008. His tragedy was just like Corey Haim and many other child actors in Hollywood.


Marty: I want you to suck my big dick.
Mrs. Puccio: Marty, honey, dinner!
Marty: I want you to lick my balls.


When Marty and Lisa are watching the music video, the same verse of the song "Forgot About Dre" repeats, i.e, the beginning of the song is heard twice.

Crazy Credits

This Picture only covers events up to and including the conclusion of the trial of the defendants depicted in this Picture. Following the trial, some defendants appealed. Here are the results of the various appeals as of the time of the making of this Picture: Lisa Connelly's sentence was reduced to 22 years. Alice Willis was sentenced to 17 years but shall be under community supervision for 40 years upon her release. Martin Puccio's sentence was reduced to life in prison

Alternate Versions

The version shown on Cinemax is the edited R-rated version of the film and while most of the sex remains, the more explicit shots are removed.


Song for Shelter (Talking 'Bout My Baby)
Performed by
Fatboy Slim (as Fat Boy Slim)
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook), Roland Clark, Leslie Bricusse,
Jimmy Hall, Jack Hall, John Anthony, Maurice Hirsch, Lewis Ross
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
Published by Universal-MCA Music Publishing Ltd., Unichappell Music Inc. o/b/o itself and No Exit Music (BMI)
Administered by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Contains elements of "I Get Deep"
Performed by Roland Clark
Licensed courtesy of Shelter Records


Plot Summary


Biography | Crime | Drama

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,502 15 July 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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