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Release Date: January 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Teenage dealer Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends kidnap the impressionable younger brother (Anton Yelchin) of a junkie (Ben Foster) who refuses to pay his drug debt. Things change unexpectedly when Frankie (Justin Timberlake), one of Johnny's pals, befriends the youth.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Chris Marquette, Anton Yelchin, Harry Dean Stanton

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Genres: Docudrama, Crime drama

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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  • There's more voyeurism going on here, and less insight into a certain culture (the young and the wasted), than the filmmakers would probably admit to, but the performances are scarily real, and the outcome, well, is just scary. show more

  • Around the midpoint Alpha Dog becomes less sociological and more personal, developing a real sense of suspense. show more

  • Cassavetes' instincts are spot-on, particularly when it comes to casting Timberlake in what turns out to be the most important role in the film. He manages to be both reprehensible and deeply charismatic, and winds up stealing the picture. show more

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