Why to Watch - Alpha Dog

This movie looks like it would suck, but it’s actually awesome, which makes it a great candidate for Rex. This is much more than a scumbag California rich kid movie that was prevlant during this era, a very good suspenseful, emotional story.

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Alpha Dog Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller | January 12, 2007 (United States) 6.9
Director: Nick CassavetesWriter: Nick CassavetesStars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton YelchinSummary: 1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? —<jhailey@hotmail.com>


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