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American Animals is a truly unique heist film experience. A true story, shot in documentary/biopic style, has an extra layer of authenticity as the real-life participants in the heist are interviewed alongside the cinematic portion. This is new-age heist cinema, give it a try.

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American Animals (2018) Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller | 116min | August 14, 2018 (United States) 7.0
Director: Bart LaytonWriter: Bart Layton, Jon Croker, Peter StraughanStars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric BorsukSummary: In this crime drama, four bright and well-off college students in Kentucky plot to steal some rare books from their university's Special Collections Library in a misguided quest for personal glory. Based on the story, the film includes interviews with the foursome who attempted the bizarre heist. Starring Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson and Ann Dowd.

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