- Original title
- Alpha Dog
- Running time
- 117 min.
- United States
- Emile Hirsch
- Justin Timberlake
- Anton Yelchin
- Ben Foster
- Shawn Hatosy
- Bruce Willis
- Sharon Stone
- Olivia Wilde
- Amanda Seyfried
- Harry Dean Stanton
- Fernando Vargas
- Amber Heard
- Lukas Haas
- See all credits
- Thriller. Mystery. Drama | Crime. Based on a true story. 1990s
- When a young drug dealer by the name of Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) kidnaps Zack Mazurka (Anton Yelchin), the 15-year-old brother of a man in debt to him, things don't go according to plan. As he desperately tries to get the money owed to him, Johnny's crew looks after Zack. Though a hostage, Zack is enjoying the excitement of his situation, blissfully unaware of the despair of his parents and his brother's rage.
2007: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Foster)
- Critics' reviews
"Alpha Dog isn't a happy movie, but it's dramatically solid and the impressions it leaves will not be easily shaken."
"Around the midpoint Alpha Dog becomes less sociological and more personal, developing a real sense of suspense."
"The movie suffers from an uncertain structure, but it boasts an extraordinary naturalism"
"Nick Cassavetes seems to have modeled this ambitious docudrama on Larry Clark's kiddie-porn shockers, but he doesn't know what to leave out, and the movie becomes excessively complicated"
- Show 2 more reviews
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
- Ranking Lists Position
- 80 My Top 10 Movies from 2006 (28)
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to [email protected]
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org