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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

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Storyline

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. Written by Lion Films

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Psicópata americano  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,961,015, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,070,285, 30 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,266,564
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Patrick and Courtney are in bed (when she asks him if he'll call her before Easter) is taken from Bret Easton Ellis' first novel "Less Than Zero". The conversation between Clay and Blair in that novel is almost identical to the one in the film (Easter has been substituted for Christmas). Although in the book "American Psycho", Courtney (while lying in bed) does ask Patrick if he will call her before thanksgiving. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) When Bateman leaves the message on Paul Allen's voicemail, he ends it saying "hasta la vista, baby", Bateman was quoting the ending of "Looking for a New Love" which is a song by American dance-pop singer Jody Watley. It was released in January 1987 and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent four weeks at number-one on the US Billboard R&B chart. Bateman was not quoting Arnold Schwarzenegger's catchphrase from Terminator 2, which was released in 1991. See more »

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Waiter #1: Our pasta this evening is squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth with goat cheese profiteroles, and I also have an arugula Caesar salad. For entrees this evening, I have swordfish meatloaf with onion marmalade, rare roasted partridge breast in raspberry coulis with a sorrel timbale.
Waiter #2: ...and grilled free-range rabbit with herbed french fries. Our pasta tonight is a squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth, and the fish tonight is a grilled...
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Simply Irresistible
Written by Robert Palmer (as Robert Allen Palmer)
Performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of EMI
Under license from EMI/Capitol Special Markets and Warner/Chappell
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User Reviews

Interesting, always interesting!
22 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

By the end, I didn't know what to make of it, but now I understand the film much better. This film is must viewing, it brings out the truth about today's world - Nothing but material values matter, we live empty lives, we think empty thoughts, we are empty people, life is boring.

Christian Bale is awesome, quality acting! Willem Dafoe was underused, I didn't think the support cast had the same quality material as Bale.

The photography is stylish, very 80s gloss!

The direction is terrific, wonderful camera work.

Overall, see it, it's satire, black comedy, social commentary and more!


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