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Alpha Dog - Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Sharon Stone, Nick Cassavetes

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One crime. 3 days. 38 witnesses. Inspired by actual events.

A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most-wanted list.

In the sprawling, privileged neighbourhoods around LA, bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill - doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolise from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did.

Inspired by true events, Alpha Dog follows three fateful days when the lives of a group of Southern California teens suddenly dead-ended. The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Emile Hirsch, Christopher Marquette, Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin and Bruce Willis and is written and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) controls the drugs on the well-manicured streets of his neighbourhood. Where Johnny goes, the party, the girls and his loyal gang follow. When he's double-crossed over missing deal money by raging hothead Jake (Ben Foster), Johnny and his gang impulsively kidnap Jake's little brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin), holding him as a marker and heading to Palm Springs. With no parents in sight, they grow used to having the kid around, and Zack enjoys an illicit summer fantasy of drinking, girls and new experiences.

Out in the desert, Johnny and his boys lose sight that the kid is a hostage who can't just be neatly returned. As the days tick by, the options of how to get themselves out of their situation start to disappear. Good times turn bad and bad turns worse as Johnny finds himself out of his league and with no idea how to fix it... leading all these players toward a shocking conclusion they never saw coming.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime police drug deal true biography drama kidnap hostage murder Jesse James Hollywood

Persons of interest

  • Emile Hirsch .... Johnny Truelove
  • Justin Timberlake .... Frankie Ballenbacher
  • Anton Yelchin .... Zack Mazursky
  • Shawn Hatosy .... Elvis Schmidt
  • Ben Foster .... Jake Mazursky
  • Chris Marquette .... Keith Stratten
  • Dominique Swain .... Susan Hartunian
  • Fernando Vargas .... Tiko "TKO" Martinez
  • Olivia Wilde .... Angela Holden
  • Lukas Haas .... Buzz Fecske
  • Bruce Willis .... Sonny Truelove
  • Heather Wahlquist .... Wanda Haynes
  • Amanda Seyfried .... Julie Beckley
  • Vincent Kartheiser .... Pick Giamo
  • Harry Dean Stanton .... Cosmo Gadabeeti
  • Sharon Stone .... Olivia Mazursky
  • David Thornton .... Butch Mazursky
  • Charity Shea .... Sabrina Pope
  • James Finnerty .... Tim Foley
  • Bobby Cooper .... Bob Nolder
  • Alexandra Cassavetes .... Jonna Kirshner
  • Holt McCallany .... Detective Tom Finnegan
  • Courteney Cox .... DA Erica Price
  • Alex Kingston .... Tiffany Hartunian
  • Chuck Pacheco .... Chucky Mota
  • Chris Kinkade .... Juergen Ballenbacher
  • Alan Thicke .... Douglas Holden
  • Nick Cassavetes .... Screenwriter
  • Nick Cassavetes .... Director

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Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2007

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