R | | Crime, Drama
Mean Creek generated controversy due to the scene in which the character Mille uses a penknife to stab a live snail to death. It is unknown if the snail was indeed real or alive at the time, or if the scene was staged.
Hey! What do you think you're doing?
George: You're a punk, Sam! I ought to kill you!
George: You fucking dickhead! I told you to never touch my camera!
George: Didn't I? Fucker! You little wimp! Bitch! Pussy! I told you! I ought to fucking kill you!
George: And I will kill you, ...
When Millie is writing what to say to Sam on a first date, what she writes differs slightly from what she reads out loud. Whereas she says 'So, Sam, it's a beautiful day' as she writes the first item, when it cuts to the shot of the paper she's writing on (at around 29 mins), she's writing 'So, Sam, it's a really beautiful day'.
Hagai Shaham is credited as being the "handsome" police officer (he is also a producer of the movie)
$29,170 22 August 2004