American Psycho


1h 40m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel, comes this dark story of a young Harvard graduate, Patrick Bateman, who has all the accoutrements of a young "master of the universe" -- from designer wardrobe to a killer apartment -- just like everyone else in his crowd. He desperately wants to

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel, comes this dark story of a young Harvard graduate, Patrick Bateman, who has all the accoutrements of a young "master of the universe" -- from designer wardrobe to a killer apartment -- just like everyone else in his crowd. He desperately wants to fit in, yet, the terrible irony is the more he tries to be like every other money-drenched man on Wall Street, the more faceless he becomes -- and the less control he has over the urges that, ironically, make him feel like an individual. Bateman is a paragon of conformity in an amoral society where to conform is to be amoral.

Crew

Michael Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Toby Anderson

Song

Patrick Antosh

Wardrobe Supervisor

Steve Apicella

Assistant Director

Daniel Ash

Song

Daniel Ash

Song Performer

Perry Bamonte

Song

Tony Banks

Song

Ernie Barbarash

Coproducer

Kerry Barden

Casting

Eric Barrier

Song

Mark Bennett

Casting

Frenchie Berger

Other

Matt Birman

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Blakeman

Other

Michael Blecher

Location Manager

Margot Boccia

Makeup Artist

Paul Boucher

Camera Operator

David Bowie

Song

David Bowie

Song Performer

Fred Brennan

Dialogue Editor

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects

Julian Godfrey Brookhouse

Song

John Cale

Song Performer

John Cale

Song

John Cale

Music Composer

Alessandro Camon

Coproducer

Ben Cheah

Sound Designer

Barry Cole

Music Supervisor

Phil Collins

Song

Phil Collins

Song Performer

Jane Conway

Animal Wrangler

Jason Cooper

Song

Don Cornett

Camera Operator

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Christopher Covert

Music Supervisor

Linda Creed

Song

Cassandra Cronenberg

Assistant Director

Christopher John Davidson

Song

Jennifer Deathe

Assistant Director

Chris Deburgh

Song Performer

Jeanne Develle

Set Decorator

Ron Donne

Other

Joe Drake

Executive Producer

Martin Bene Drummond

Song

Eve Egoyan

Soloist

Keith Elliott

Sound

Bret Easton Ellis

Source Material

Bret Easton Ellis

Source Material (From Novel)

Rick Ellis

Titles

Henry Embry

Sound Mixer

Frank Ferrara

Stunt Coordinator

James Flatto

Music Editor

Chris Frantz

Song

Reeves Gabrels

Song

Simon Gallup

Song

Kenneth Gamble

Song

William Garrett

Sound Mixer

Bill Gibson

Song

Gillian Gilbert

Song

Martin Goldray

Music Conductor

Fransisco Gonzalez

Song

Catherine Gore

Script Supervisor

Stephen Hague

Song

Chris Hanley

Producer

Philip Harrison

Associate Editor

Mary Harron

Screenplay

Shell Hecht

Production Coordinator

Victoria Hirst

Line Producer

Peter Hook

Song

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Sean Hopper

Song

Tom Houghton

Camera Operator

Leon Huff

Song

Nancy Jackson

Production Coordinator

Sondra James

Adr Voice Casting

Santiago Jimenez

Song

Santiago Jimenez

Song Performer

Mary A Kelly

Script Supervisor

Peter Kelly

Sound

Garrett Kerr

Dialogue Editor

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

George Lara

Foley

Kurt H Larson

Song

Mishann Lau

Music Editor

Huey Lewis

Song

John Macgillivary

Other

Anna Malkin

Foley

Andrew Marcus

Editor

Michael Masser

Song

Andy Mccallum

Foley Artist

David Mccallum

Sound Effects Editor

Gretchen Mcgowan

Line Producer

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting

Ron Mellegers

Foley Mixer

Crispin Merrell

Song

Stephen Morris

Song

Isis Mussenden

Costume Designer

M J Mynarski

Song Performer

M J Mynarski

Consultant

M J Mynarski

Song

Benny Nagari

Song

Roger O'donnell

Song

Lucy Orton

Hair Stylist

Theodore Ottaviano

Song

Robert Palmer

Song Performer

Robert Palmer

Song

Michael Paseornek

Executive Producer

Peter Pastorelli

Assistant Director

Peter Pastorelli

Production Manager

Daniel Pellerin

Sound

Michael Pitt

Assistant Director

Mark Plati

Sound

Gideon Ponte

Production Designer

Edward Pressman

Producer

John D Quaglia

Hair Stylist

Kimberley Rew

Song

Paul Jason Robb

Song

Katherine Rosin

Other

Mike Rutherford

Song

Jeff Sackman

Executive Producer

Andrew Saxe

Location Manager

Andrzej Sekula

Director Of Photography

Andrew Shea

Assistant Director

Robert Smith

Song

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Christian Halsey Solomon

Producer

Dawn Marie Sorokolit

Script Supervisor

Andrew Stearn

Art Director

Sheldon Steiger

Song Performer

Sheldon Steiger

Song

Philip Stilman

Post-Production Supervisor

Clifford Streit

Coproducer

Deanna Strong

Post-Production Coordinator

Bernard Sumner

Song

Jane Tattersall

Sound Editor

Andrew Tay

Foley Mixer

Hartsell Taylor

Wardrobe Supervisor

The Philharmonia Orchestra Of London

Song Performer

Guinevere Turner

Screenplay

Paul Urmson

Sound Designer

Vince Vennitti

Camera Operator

David Voigt

Music

Ben Volpeliere-pierrot

Song

Clare Walker

Casting

Johanna Weinstein

Other

Rob Weiss

Coproducer

Tina Weymouth

Song

Sandra Wheatle

Makeup Artist

Jeff Wolpert

Music

Jeff Wolpert

Music Editor

Roger Wong

Other

Randall Woolf

Original Music

Rebecca Wright

Foley

Martyn Young

Song

Charles Zalben

Assistant Director

Mark Zsifkovits

Other

Bernie Zuch

Sound Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States June 16, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 5, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 27 - August 8, 2000.

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Rob Weiss was previously attached to direct.

Oliver Stone was previously attached to direct.

Leonardo DiCaprio was previously attached to star with a budget estimated at $40,000,000.

Lions Gate reportedly paid $150,000 to use Huey Lewis' song "Hip to be Square" and $120,000 for Phil Collins' "Sussudio."

Began shooting February 28, 1999.

Completed shooting April 23, 1999.

Norman Snider did an uncredited screenplay rewrite.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000

Expanded Release in United States June 16, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 5, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2000

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 27 - August 8, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000