Alpha Dog [WS] [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8295533
  • Release Date: 05/01/2007
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

Special Features


  • A Cautionary Tale - The Making of Alpha Dog
  • Witness timeline - Get detailed information on each witness as the shocking events unfold

Synopsis


Alpha Dog
A drug dealer moves on to bigger crimes in an effort to settle a score with disastrous results in this drama inspired by actual events. Though barely out of his teens, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) has already built a lucrative career for himself selling drugs -- he has his own home, a luxury car, and posse of friends who do double duty as his crew, including Elvis (Shawn Hatosy), Frankie (Justin Timberlake), and Tiko (Fernando Vargas). While life at Johnny's house is usually a constant party interrupted by occasional dope deals, Johnny has lost all of his patience with Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster), a regular customer who has run up a large tab that he can't pay. Determined to clear Jake's account, Johnny and his boys plan to kidnap Jake and hold him for ransom, but when they happen upon his 15-year-old stepbrother, Zack (Anton Yelchin), they impulsively decide to take the youngster instead. Jake's father, Butch (David Thornton), and his stepmother, Olivia (Sharon Stone), are already furious with their junkie son when they learn about Zack's disappearance, and aren't sure what they should do. Meanwhile at Johnny's place, Frankie takes a liking to young Zack, who already admires his brother's high-flying lifestyle, and introduces the kid to the joys of grown-up partying, which he takes to with dangerous zeal. Also featuring Bruce Willis as Johnny's father, Alpha Dog was based on the real-life story of Jesse James Hollywood, who at the age of 21 became one of the youngest people to ever appear on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Emile Hirsch
    Emile Hirsch - Johnny Truelove
  • Justin Timberlake
    Justin Timberlake - Frankie Ballenbacher
  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Sonny Truelove
  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone - Olivia Mazursky
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster - Jake Mazursky



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good drug flick

    Posted
    BondoSix

    Alpha Dog (based on a true story) is a good Monday night movie. Just starting your week, you don't want to think to much about anything, and this movie gives you that opportunity, but not in a bad way. It's a pretty simple plot, involving some interesting characters and senarios. Guy owes drug dealer money, can't pay him, says he'll kill him, drug dealer pseudo-kidnaps deadbeat's younger brother. Ends up showing the kid the time of his life, before realizing the cops have been informed and the kid becomes a liability. Good performances from Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, and Ben Foster plays a great addict. Worth checking out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie, based on real life, & JT can act!

    Posted
    Greg187
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    This movie is great, particularly if you follow true crime, were in your late teens or early 20s during the late 90s and early 2000s, or have any interest in the Jesse James Hollywood story. Timberlake is actually a decent actor in this flick. It's got the great Emile Hirsch, an up-and-coming Anton Yelchin, and my goofy favorite Shawn Hatosy (from The Faculty fame). Also includes Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone in a fat suit. Seriously. Breakout performance by Ben Foster, and a cameo from boxer Fernando Vargas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    ILuvJustin18

    I loved the movie. It's excellently filmed. I'm a big Justin Timberlake fan but all of the actors are amazing. The story was sad because it's a real-life murder story but it's got a great message. In my opinion, the movie shows the consequences of kids' actions when they're on the wrong side of the tracks. This movie is much more than just adult content & drugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    Cloud289

    This is actually a good movie despite that Justin Timberlake is in it which hes actually a good actor. It shows the story of a kid who gets kidnapped cuz of his brother and things escalate too bad. Its a good movie based on a true story i highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, great HD DVD

    Posted
    THX11384EB

    Good movie and great HD DVD quality. I was hesitant to see this movie at first, but man, it's something. One of the best of last year in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    lobobuzz
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    This movie surpassed my expectations. Timberlake and the entire cast did a great job of acting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable

    Posted
    Horrorman

    Very enjoyable action film. Good times here and it sounds and looks amazing!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blu Ray is the way to go!

    Posted
    JEFE00
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    I wanted to buy this movie -- lucked out and Best Buy had it on BluRay.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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