A Boy Called Hate


1h 36m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Steve "Hate" Bason is an alienated suburban Arizona teenager with a major attitude problem. Stealing an idling car as a whim, Hate is caught and sent to a juvenile detention center. After his release, tensions at home boil over, with Hate embittered by his parents' divorce and his alcoholic father's

Film Details

Also Known As
Boy Called Hate
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media
Location
Palmdale, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Steve "Hate" Bason is an alienated suburban Arizona teenager with a major attitude problem. Stealing an idling car as a whim, Hate is caught and sent to a juvenile detention center. After his release, tensions at home boil over, with Hate embittered by his parents' divorce and his alcoholic father's inability to straighten his life. Sneaking out at night, Hate rides his motorcycle to a vacant lot. While shooting out lightbulbs on a billboard with an illegal handgun, he witnesses an older man trying to rape a teenage girl. Hate shoots the man and, believing he's dead, escapes with the girl, Cindy. On the lam, they stop at a roadside diner, where Cindy leaves her handbag. A motorcycle cop retrieves it and chases after them, but Hate mistakenly believes his arrest is imminent and fatally shoots the cop. Hate and Cindy escape into the desert, where they are sheltered by a wise-ass Native American, but eventually confront their situation and the deadly consequences which await them.

Film Details

Also Known As
Boy Called Hate
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media
Location
Palmdale, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States May 31, 1996

Released in United States on Video June 11, 1996

Released in United States Summer May 22, 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for Mitch Marcus.

Began shooting September 19, 1994.

Completed shooting October 14, 1994.

Alternative Cinema Company is the newly-formed art house sales division of London-based J&M Entertainment.

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer May 22, 1996

Released in United States May 31, 1996 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video June 11, 1996