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God Bless America (2011)

R | | Comedy | 31 May 2012 (Russia)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

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Brad
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Chloe's Dad
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Ed
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Donna (as Lauren Phillips)
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Melissa Tuff Gurl (as Kellie Marie Ramdhanie)
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Steven Clark
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Storyline

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Written by Anonymous

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Taking out the trash, one jerk at a time.

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong violence and language including some sexual sequences | See all certifications »

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31 May 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y cabreados  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$27,308 (USA) (13 May 2012)

Gross:

$122,029 (USA) (8 July 2012)
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Trivia

During the finale, the TMZ host mentions Robin Williams. Williams was good friends with director Bobcat Goldthwait and had starred in Goldthwait's World's Greatest Dad (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Frank steals his neighbor's car and heads to Virginia, he can be seen driving north on Interstate 81 in Syracuse when he should be going south. See more »

Quotes

Roxy: Why quit now? You kill yourself, Frank, and you're killing the wrong person, which would be a shame when there are so many other Chloes out there who need to die.
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Crazy Credits

The character that tries to buy Roxy at the diner is listed as "The Pancake Eating Pedophile". See more »

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References Last Holiday (2006) See more »

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School's Out
Written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith
Performed by Alice Cooper
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Captures our age of narcissism and stupidity
17 September 2011 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. I loved it. Bobcat Goldthwait has given us a hilarious comedy that perfectly satirizes our self-centred, celebrity-obsessed, uncritical age. Throughout the dark comedy Joel Murray delivers a perfect performance as one of the last thinking men, who has grown weary of life and society. In between the action and the comedy, Joel Murray's character delivers scathing indictments of society that had the Toronto audience break out into spontaneous applause. Besides being hilarious, this movie is really an interesting exploration of the insensitivity and thoughtlessness of modern popular culture. This movie is the antidote our "reality show," celebrity-obsessed, know-nothing-and-proud-of-it culture. The film's outlandish violence perfectly captures Horace Walpole's epigram, "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." Unfortunately, as the movie points out, few people are now capable of either thinking or feeling.


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