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Alpha Dog

Year:
Duration:
USA:122 min | USA:117 min (Sundance Film Festival) | Germany:118 min | Argentina:122 min
Genres:
Biography | Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-01-12
Filming Locations: California, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $7,411,750 (USA) (14 January 2007)
Gross: $15,229,325 (USA) (18 February 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde
Alpha Dog
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
Alpha Dog
Bruce Willis
Sonny Truelove
Matthew Barry
Interviewer (as Matt Barry)
Emile Hirsch
Johnny Truelove
Fernando Vargas
Tiko 'TKO' Martinez
Vincent Kartheiser
Pick Giaimo
Justin Timberlake
Frankie Ballenbacher
Shawn Hatosy
Elvis Schmidt
Alex Solowitz
Bobby '911'
Alec Vigil
P.J. Truelove
Harry Dean Stanton
Cosmo Gadabeeti
Frank Cassavetes
Adrian Jones
Nicole Dubos
Neighborhood Girl on Couch
Regina Rice
Dance Bitch Girl
Laura Nativo
Party Girl
Ben Foster
Jake Mazursky
David Thornton
Butch Mazursky
Anton Yelchin
Zack Mazursky
Sharon Stone
Olivia Mazursky
Heather Wahlquist
Wanda Haynes
Jesse Erwin
Employee
Paul Johansson
Peter Johansson
Danny A. Abeckaser
Latino Youth #1 (as Danny Abeckaser)
James Molina
Latino Youth #2 (as James A. Molina)
Nancy De Mayo
Dale Dierker (as Nancy DeMayo)
Chuck Pacheco
Chucky Mota
Frank Peluso
Gay 'Lumpy' Yeager
Shera Danese
Abby
Greg Williams
De Rosa
Joshua Alba
Klemash
Shirley Kurata
Lu
Patrick Nguyen
V.C.
Chris Kinkade
Juergen Ballenbacher
Dominique Swain
Susan Hartunian
Chris Marquette
Keith Stratten
Alex Kingston
Tiffany Hartunian
Amanda Seyfried
Julie Beckley
Charity Shea
Sabrina Pope
Bobby Cooper
Bob Nolder
Stephanie A. Fowler
Delores Stratten (as Stephanie Fowler)
Natasha Elliott
Bathroom Party Girl
Alan Thicke
Douglas Holden
Rick Salomon
Salesman
Lukas Haas
Buzz Fecske
Adrianna Belan
Leigh Fecske
Holt McCallany
Detective Tom Finnegan
Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst
Bartender (as Heather-Elizabeth Parkhurst)
Mario Ardila Jr.
Santa Fe Kid (uncredited)
Matthew Borlenghi
John Kirschner (uncredited)
Curt Clendenin
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Angela Meryl
Party Girl (uncredited)
Berna Roberts
Bar Girl (uncredited)
Emilio Roso
Undercover Cop (uncredited)
Sadie
Dale Dierker's Dog (uncredited)
Kristen Williams
Reporter (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The word "fuck" and its derivatives is said 411 times.
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The film was originally to be distributed by New Line Cinema. When New Line requested edits to the film that the director didn't want to make, they sold the movie to Universal, which delayed release by a year, but kept the film intact.
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The tattoo encircling Jake Mazursky's neck is the original Hebrew verse from Psalms 109:14, "Let not the sin of his mother be blotted out."
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Goofs
When Jake is dunking Truelove's head into the pool, Truelove's dog runs out and starts tugging on Jake's right leg. In the next shot when Jake is being pulled off of Truelove and away from the pool his right leg is now coming out of the pool as he is being dragged away.
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Keith Stratton is only around for a day, but he changes his clothes several times.
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Right before Johny chokes Jake with a belt, Jake has nothing in his mouth. Right when the camera changes to show Johny choking Jake, a joint is in Jake's mouth.
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Quotes
Cosmo Gadabeeti: [grabs onto Johnny Truelove] Hey, look at this kid. How handsome he is. Look at this! You must be knocking them dead. You knocking them dead?
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Olivia Mazursky: They said there's a reason for everything. Well if God's got a purpose for me, he better get the fuck down and show me, cause I don't see it!
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Zack Mazursky: I would NEVER rat you guys out.
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Faq
Q
Is this based on a book?
A
No. The film is a fictionalization of the real life case of Jesse James Hollywood who was convicted of orchestrating the kidnapping of the brother of a former friend who owed money to Jesse and subsequent murder of said kidnapped brother.
Q
In the end, when the audience is told what happend to the people involved and who went to prison for what, how much of this is accurate and how many things are made up?
A
Most of it is accurate. Go to the source link to find out.Source: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/celebrity/jesse_james_hollywoo/8.html
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Photos from cast
Xan Cassavetes Janet Jones Olivia Wilde Amber Heard