Alpha Dog

2006, Crime/Drama, 1h 58m

144 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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A glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent, hedonistic teenagers. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery, while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Bruce Willis
Sonny Truelove
Emile Hirsch
Johnny Truelove
Justin Timberlake
Frankie Ballenbacher
Ben Foster
Jake Mazursky
Shawn Hatosy
Elvis Schmidt
Chris Marquette
Keith Stratten
Anton Yelchin
Zack Mazursky
Harry Dean Stanton
Cosmo Gadabeeti
Dominique Swain
Susan Hartunian
Sharon Stone
Olivia Mazursky
Lukas Haas
Buzz Fecske
David Thornton
Butch Mazurski
Matthew Barry
Casting Director
Nancy Green-Keyes
Casting Director
Marina Grasic
Executive Producer
Andreas Grosch
Executive Producer
Jan Korbelin
Executive Producer
Andreas Schmid
Executive Producer
Robert Fraisse
Cinematographer
Alan Heim
Film Editor
Dominic Watkins
Production Design
Alan Petherick
Art Direction
Fainche MacCarthy
Set Decoration
Sara Jane Slotnick
Costume Designer
Brad Mclaughlin
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Critic Reviews for Alpha Dog

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (78) | Rotten (66)

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  • Jun 14, 2015
    Amazing, Ben Foster really pulled off one of his best performances in my book for this one. Extremely sad to hear this is a true story, really pulled off the dramatic story.
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  • Jan 17, 2014
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  • May 20, 2013
    Disturbing and powerful film. Surprisingly strong performance by Justin Timberlake and Yalchin.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2013
    Well-crafted and provocative, Alpha Dog is a powerful crime drama. Based on a true story, the film follows a gangster that kidnaps the 15-year-old brother of a customer and holds him as ransom. Featuring Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Ben Foster, Anton Yelchin, and Amanda Seyfried, the film has a strong ensemble cast that delivers some impressive performances. Additionally, an interesting narrative style is used that incorporates pseudo-documentary elements. Though some liberties have been taken with the story, Alpha Dog is an entertaining and compelling film.
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