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God Bless America (2011)

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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Murray ... Frank
Tara Lynne Barr ... Roxy
Melinda Page Hamilton ... Alison
Mackenzie Brooke Smith ... Ava
Rich McDonald ... Brad
Maddie Hasson ... Chloe
Larry Miller ... Chloe's Dad
Dorie Barton ... Chloe's Mom
Travis Wester ... Ed
Lauren Benz Phillips ... Donna (as Lauren Phillips)
Guerrin Gardner ... Tampon-Throwing Tuff Gurl
Kellie Ramdhanie Kellie Ramdhanie ... Melissa Tuff Gurl (as Kellie Marie Ramdhanie)
Aris Alvarado ... Steven Clark
Romeo Brown ... John Tyler
Sandra Vergara ... American Superstarz Judge
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Storyline

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Written by Anonymous

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Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.


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Rated R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

God Bless America See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,308, 13 May 2012

Gross USA:

$122,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$393,880
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Frank buys the AK-47 and the dealer then asks him if wants anything else like blow or meth, is very similar to a scene in Taxi Driver (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Frank steals his neighbor's car and heads to Virginia, he can be seen driving north on Interstate 81 in Syracuse when he should be going south. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Thanks for not talking during the feature. Thanks for turning off your cellphone.
Kimberly Black: You're welcome.
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The character that tries to buy Roxy at the diner is listed as "The Pancake Eating Pedophile". See more »

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Features Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) See more »

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It's Oh So Quiet!
Music by Hans Lang and English lyrics by Bert Reisfeld
Performed by Betty Hutton
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I wonder what Simon Cowell would make of it?
11 September 2012 | by axlrhodesSee all my reviews

Written and directed by American comedian Bobcat Goldthwait comes this tale of Frank (Joel Murray), a downtrodden sad sack of a man whose miserable and lonely existence away from an estranged wife and daughter is accompanied by insomnia, noisy neighbours, reality television in all it's most evil manifestations and an ever increasing lack of patience. After losing his job and discovering he has an inoperable brain tumour, Frank decides he's had enough of the ignorance and general lack of moral principles he sees permeating through everyday American life and sets about directly addressing the problem…with a gun. Aside from the overly graphic and wanton violence, this is a film with a lot to say. It's almost as if writer Goldthwait is himself getting stuff off his chest that's been festering for years. Much of the dialogue is indeed bitingly funny, including some incisive rants about the pernicious nature of American Idol type singing competitions. The film does sometimes forget itself (one holiday montage sequence seems a loose fit) and some of the murders which Frank and his willing side-kick Roxy (Tara Lynn Page) carry out might threaten to cancel out the more intelligent aspects of the message for some. What is certain is that God Bless America will divide opinion. Frank's a walking contradiction, a liberal man who fights his cause with right-wing methods to find a stage to air his liberal views. This is a film for everyone who's imagined but would never carry out. For those who want to instantly silence that barking dog down the street that's preventing valuable sleep before that big presentation at work the next day. It's for those of us who sit silently in cinema seats respecting other people's right to enjoy the experience only to have ignoramus's gibbering on mobile phones or kicking the back of your seat. While the film might draw criticism for it's depictions and excessive"preachiness", i found it agreeably acerbic. I wonder if Simon Cowell feels the same way.


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