American Psycho

American Psycho

Christian Bale
Director: Mary Harron Cast: Christian Bale
Christian Bale
, Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Jared Leto
Jared Leto
Mary Harron

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Overview

Bret Easton Ellis's dark and violent satire of America in the 1980s is brought to the screen in this unsettling drama with blackly comic overtones. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy Wall Street financier, is pursuing his own lucrative career with his father's firm. Bateman is the prototypical yuppie, obsessed with success, fashion, and style. He is also a serial killer who murders, rapes, and mutilates both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or reason. Donald Kimble (Willem Dafoe), a police detective, questions Bateman about the disappearance of Paul Allen (Jared Leto), whom Patrick murdered several days earlier. As Kimble stays on Bateman's trail, Bateman's mask of studied, distant cool begins to fall apart. American Psycho also features Reese Witherspoon as Bateman's girlfriend, as well as Samantha Mathis, Chloe Sevigny, and Guinevere Turner; the latter also co-authored the screenplay. Controversy followed the production from the start, when speculation that Leonardo Di Caprio would play Bateman sparked concerns that he would lure preteens to an R-rated movie. Di Caprio soon bowed out of the project, and original leading man Bale was reinstated. Later, a group of Toronto residents attempted to block filming in that city after Canadian serial killer Paul Bernardo claimed that Ellis's novel inspired his murder spree.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
UPC: 0031398176374
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 6,406

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary from director/co-writer Mary Harron and actor/co-writer Guinevere Turner; American Psycho: From Book to Screen - including The Pornography of Killing, a video essay by Holly Willis; The '80s Downtown; Deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Newly remastered 16:9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Original trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Bale Patrick Bateman
Willem Dafoe Donald Kimball
Jared Leto Paul Allen
Reese Witherspoon Evelyn Williams
Samantha Mathis Courtney Rawlinson
Chloë Sevigny Jean
Justin Theroux Timothy Bryce
Josh Lucas Craig McDermott
Guinevere Turner Elizabeth
Matt Ross Luis Carruthers
Bill Sage David Van Patten
Cara Seymour Christie

Technical Credits
Mary Harron Director,Screenwriter
Ernie Barbaresh Co-producer
Kerry Barden Casting
John Cale Score Composer
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Drake Co-producer,Executive Producer
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Chris Hanley Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Andrew Marcus Editor
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Gideon Ponte Production Designer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward R. Pressman Producer
Jeff Sackman Executive Producer
Andrzej Sekula Cinematographer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Christian Halsey Solomon Producer
Andrew M. Stearn Art Director
Clifford Streit Co-producer
Guinevere Turner Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/ Dinner and Dancing [4:42]
2. My Name Is Patrick Bateman [4:24]
3. Traditional Moral Values [6:08]
4. Calling Cards [4:52]
5. Mask of Sanity [4:40]
6. Hip to Be Square [6:28]
7. Detective Kimball [5:47]
8. Making Plans [3:00]
9. In Too Deep [5:19]
10. Card Envy [4:12]
11. Returning Videotapes [2:16]
12. Can We Talk? [3:25]
13. Murders & Executions [4:07]
14. So Many Possibilities [5:29]
15. Discussing Alibis [4:14]
16. Totally Disease Free [3:11]
17. Greatest Love of All [3:08]
18. Erratic Behavior [2:58]
19. Shooting Spree [3:19]
20. A Pretty Sick Guy [3:07]
21. Paul's Apartment [5:14]
22. Simply Not Possible [4:05]
23. No Catharsis [2:43]
24. End Credits [4:55]

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