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Alpha Dog

Country: USA, Language: English, 122 mins

  • Director: Nick Cassavetes
  • Writer: Nick Cassavetes
  • Producer: Matthew Barry; Robert Geringer

CGiii Comment

Rich white kids being deafeningly vile.

A true story - parents: keep your eye on your kids.

Not a pleasant film.


The(ir) Blurb...

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger?

Cast & Characters

Bruce Willis as Sonny Truelove;
Matthew Barry as Interviewer;
Emile Hirsch as Johnny Truelove;
Fernando Vargas as Tiko 'TKO' Martinez;
Vincent Kartheiser as Pick Giaimo;
Justin Timberlake as Frankie Ballenbacher;
Shawn Hatosy as Elvis Schmidt;
Alex Solowitz as Bobby '911';
Alec Vigil as P.J. Truelove;
Harry Dean Stanton as Cosmo Gadabeeti;
Frank Cassavetes as Adrian Jones;
Nicole Dubos as Neighborhood Girl on Couch;
Regina Rice as Dance Bitch Girl;
Laura Nativo as Party Girl;
Ben Foster as Jake Mazursky