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Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.
No Introduction Necessary.
Title: American Psycho
Release Date: January 21, 2000
Runtime: 102 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: Unrated
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language.
Christian Bale ...Patrick Bateman
Justin Theroux ...Timothy Bryce
Josh Lucas ...Craig McDermott
Bill Sage ...David Van Patten
Chloe Sevigny ...Jean
Reese Witherspoon ...Evelyn Williams
Samantha Mathis ...Courtney Rawlinson
Matt Ross ...Luis Carruthers
Jared Leto ...Paul Allen
Willem Dafoe ...Det. Donald Kimball
Cara Seymour ...Christie
Guinevere Turner ...Elizabeth
Stephen Bogaert ...Harold Carnes
Monika Meier ...Daisy
Reg E. Cathey ...Al, the Derelict
Blair Williams ...Waiter #1
Marie Dame ...Victoria
Kelley Harron ...Bargirl
Patricia Gage ...Mrs. Wolfe
Krista Sutton ...Sabrina
Landy Cannon ...Man at Pierce & Pierce
Park Bench ...Stash
Catherine Black ...Vanden
Margaret Ma ...Dry Cleaner Woman
Tufford Kennedy ...Hamilton
Mark Pawson ...Humphrey Rhineback
Jessica Lau ...Facialist
Lilette Wiens ...Maitre D'
Glen Marc Silot ...Waiter
Charlotte Hunter ...Libby
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Christian Halsey Solomon
Edward R. Pressman
Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho Horror Film Trailer 1
"Walking on Sunshine"
"I Touch Roses"
"Hip to Be Square"
"Lady in Red"
"In Too Deep"
"What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy)"
"The Greatest Love Of All"
More Movie Taglines:
- No Introduction Necessary.
- I think my mask of sanity is about to slip
- Killer looks.
- No introductions necessary.
- Killer inside.
- Evil never looked so damn good.
- From the controversial best-seller by Bret Easton Ellis
- Patrick Bateman: I don't want to get you drunk, but, ah, that's a very fine Chardonnay you're not drinking.
Patrick Bateman: Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people. Some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um an NYU girl I met in Central Park. I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, and some man uh some old faggot with a dog last week. I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too. And Paul Allen. I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body is dissolving in a bathtub in Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to leave anything out here. I guess I've killed maybe 20 people, maybe 40. I have tapes of a lot of it, uh some of the girls have seen the tapes. I even, um... I ate some of their brains, and I tried to cook a little. Tonight I, uh, I just had to kill a LOT of people. And I'm not sure I'm gonna get away with it this time. I guess I'll uh, I mean, ah, I guess I'm a pretty uh, I mean I guess I'm a pretty sick guy. So, if you get back tomorrow, I may show up at Harry's Bar, so you know, keep your eyes open.
Patrick Bateman: You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood.
Patrick Bateman: I want you to clean your vagina.
Evelyn Williams: Thousands of roses and lots of chocolate truffles. Godiva, and oysters in the half-shell. Patrick Bateman: [Bateman narrating] I'm trying to listen to the new Robert Palmer tape, but Evelyn, my supposed fiancée, keeps buzzing in my ear. Evelyn Williams: Annie Leibovitz. We'll get Annie Leibovitz. And we'll have to get someone to videotape. Patrick, we should do it. Patrick Bateman: Do what? Evelyn Williams: Get married. Have a wedding. Patrick Bateman: No, I can't take the time off work. Evelyn Williams: Your father practically owns the company. You can do anything you like, silly. Patrick Bateman: I don't want to talk about it. Evelyn Williams: You hate that job anyway. I don't see why you just don't quit. Patrick Bateman: Because I want to fit in.
- Initial casting choices were Leonardo DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman, James Woods as Donald Kimball and Cameron Diaz as Evelyn Williams. Oliver Stone was set to direct.
When during a very early stage in preproduction Leonardo DiCaprio expressed interest in playing the lead, production company Lions Gate issued a press release that DiCaprio would star in the movie. Previously attached director Mary Harron walked off the project, because she had not been consulted about this decision and had wanted Christian Bale to play Patrick Bateman. Oliver Stone became involved to direct, creating ever more media frenzy, which also concentrated on the now sky-rocketing budget of the movie. When both DiCaprio (whose interest in this project had been grossly overstated) and Stone dropped the project, Harron and Bale returned to the movie.
Edward Norton was offered the part of Bateman but turned it down.
Bateman excuses himself from a conversation by claiming he has an appointment with "Cliff Huxtable". This was Bill Cosby's character's name in "The Cosby Show" (1984).
Patrick Bateman works at the same firm as Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990): Pierce and Pierce.
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