Bang, Bang, You're DeadDirector: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney
Inspired by a play that has been presented numerous times to middle- and high-school students throughout the United States, Bang, Bang, You're Dead ponders the possible reasons that outwardly "normal" teenagers periodically resort to Columbine-style violence. The focus here is on Trevor Adams (Ben Foster), an intelligent, but hypersensitive, high schooler whose troubled past has designated him "at risk." Feeling persecuted by those stronger and more popular than himself, Trevor has already run afoul of classmates and teachers alike by making death threats against the school football team. Now he has aligned himself with a group of fellow "outsiders" who call themselves the Trogs. Indulging in pranks that run the gamut from merely irritating to potentially dangerous, Trevor and the Trogs plan an all-out deadly assault against their so-called enemies. Although the script points out that peer pressure and bullying has gone beyond the point of harmlessness in today's society, it is careful not to blame any one person or group for what ultimately happens to Trevor. Even Trevor himself is shown to be comprised of equal parts villain and victim. First screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, Bang, Bang, You're Dead formally premiered October 13, 2002, on Showtime.
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Cast & Crew
|Tom Cavanagh||Val Duncan|
|Ben Foster||Trevor Adams|
|Janel Moloney||Ellie Milford|
|Jane McGregor||Jenny Dahlquist|
|Gillian Barber||Principal Meyer|
|Eric Johnson||Mark Kenworth|
|David Paetkau||Brad Lynch|
|Eric Keenleyside||Bob Adams|
|Glynis Davies||Karen Adams|
|Gary Chalk||Police Chief Bud McGee|
|Andrew Sabiston||Mr. Olsen|
|Mitch Davies||Mr. Green|
|Chad Faust||Alex Lumberman|
|Richard de Klerk||Jessie|
|Elana Nep||Cheerleader #1|
|John Boyle||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Lorraine Carson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Deborah B. Gabler||Producer|
|Reinhold Heil||Score Composer|
|Suzanne Lauer||Associate Producer|
|William Mastrosimone||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Tasha Moth||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sue Mary Ramos||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Jill Scott||Production Designer|
|Lydia Stante||Asst. Director|
1. The Mad Bomber [5:59]
2. Pecking Order [6:20]
3. Paying the Price [4:40]
4. Acting Out [6:32]
5. Anger Management [4:54]
6. Jocks vs. Trogs [4:50]
7. Warning Shots [6:50]
8. Video Violence [4:54]
9. What Josh Doesn't Have [5:48]
10. When Darkness Falls [3:55]
11. Glimpses of Hell [9:11]
12. Everybody Gets Teased [5:34]
13. Targets [5:24]
14. Emergency Exit [4:55]
15. Community Theater [13:18]
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This movie gives and interesting perspective on the world of teens. Grown-ups normally don't reconize what we have to deal with. This movie really made me think, and watching it in school, I hope people got the message.
This should have been playing at the cimemas. What a great movie. a must see for high school and even college classes. great for teaching diversity, tolerance and acceptance!
Ben Foster was wonderful as Trevor Adams, as was Tom Cavanagh as his teacher. I think everyone should see it at least, and then if you love it, or at least appreciate, you should get it!-Just my opinion, but hey, it could work, then more kids might stop being cruel...who knows.
I saw this movie in school just a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it! I think every high school throughout the country should show this movie. It exposes the truth with what really goes on in high schools.
i really liked this movie and i thought that it was very informal. I thought it was very good.
i just saw this movie in class, and i found the overall movie so powerfull, i remember at one point looking around at my fellow classmates, and the whole room was dead quiet except for the movie, and after it everyone was in awe, the message was so strong! A couple of us girls were in tears because of the emotion behind this film. We then had a class discussion about the whole thing and the feeling in the room after seeing this movie was so powerful, i've never felt anything like it. everyone just opened up and really listened to each other. Bullying is a really big issue in teens today, and i don't think anyone realises the damage it can do, but this movie really makes you think. I recommend it to everyone!!!
I really liked this movie because it really shows people how harsh going to highschool is because things have changed a lot since our parents have been in school and they always say oh a little bulling won't hurt it'll make you tougher but not when they pick on you every day until you can't take it anymore. This movie really shows and makes poeple understand what its like to be a teenager. I'm just sorry that our school won't allow us to present the play.
I watched this first in school when this sort of peer pressure was going on all around me. Some of the things that go on in this movie are the reason I'm no longer in the public school system. I think that this movie is a wonderful eye-opener not only for students but for parents, teachers and just regular people. This is what really goes on in the hallways. Wonderful movie, wonderful plot, it should be more well known.
I completely loved this movie. being in high school i see things not nessesarily myself, but other ways of bullying going on. i saw this movie in class with my peers and everyone enjoyed it. a lot of us were sadened by it. it was really one of those movies that just gets to you and i recommed a teenage audiance to stop it. maybe it would stop the pointless bullying as well.
This movie is an amzing display of what some students go through just to get home alive at the end of the day. Some may consider this disturbing and shocking, and yes, it is both, but this is the truth about why some kids just snap. It shows this twisted reality up close and in your face. It was the best movie I have ever seen.