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A teenage suburban drug dealer Johnny Truelove is an ambitious young man whose lifestyle is a mecca for guns, sex and drugs. When a "client" cheats Johnny and a deal goes bad, he devises a plan to get his money back by kidnapping the client's younger brother.
Drama - It's a story about teen drug dealers and other teens that have
little respect for anyone or anything. It has LOTS of profanity,
several sex scenes, quite a bit of getting high and lots of
PROFANITY: Over 150 F-words, 30 S-words, MANY OTHERS! SEX/NUDITY: Several sex scenes with nudity. Some pretty graphic. VIOLENCE: Some fights and a cold blooded murder. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Lots of drug use and getting high with drinking and smoking. ACTION: None COMEDY: None
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Alpha Dog isn't a happy movie, but it's dramatically solid and the impressions it leaves will not be easily shaken.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Idle time and idle minds are generally not a good mix, especially when drugs are involved. In the fall of 1999, the mix also included kidnapping and murder. What a waste, indeed.
USA TodayFull Review Good Don't be fooled by the presence of some pretty-boy actors: Alpha Dog is a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film.
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Inspired by actual events, Alpha Dog revolves around a mid-level drug dealer from the San Gabriel Valley whose thirst for power led him to become, at 19, the youngest man ever to appear on the FBI's Most Wanted list. A teenage suburban drug dealer Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) is an ambitious young man whose lifestyle is a mecca for guns, sex and drugs. When a "client" cheats Johnny and a deal goes bad, he devises a plan to get his money back by kidnapping the client's younger brother - but it's not a typical kidnapping when it turns out that everyone knows and likes the kid. So what now? Things take an unexpected twist as Johnny and his crew get caught up in the dangerous and violent world they once idealized.