Alpha Dog


1h 57m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
David Holmes; Laura Rush
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Palm Springs, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did. Johnny Truelove controls the drugs on the well-manicured streets of his neighborhood. Where Johnny goes, the party, the girls and his loyal gang follow. When he's double-crossed over missing deal money by raging hothead Jake, Johnny and his gang impulsively kidnap Jake's little brother, Zack, holding him as a marker and heading to Palm Springs. With no parents in sight, they grow used to having the kid around, and Zack enjoys an illicit summer fantasy of drinking, girls and new experiences. Out in the desert, Johnny and his boys lose sight that the kid is a hostage who can't just be neatly returned. As the days tick by, the options of how to get themselves out of their situation start to disappear. Good times turn bad and bad turns worse as Johnny finds himself out of his league and with no idea how to fix it.

Crew

Laine Abramson

Set Decorator

Cyrena Addison

Visual Effects

Kyle Alexander

Assistant

James C Alford

Driver

Robert Alonzo

Stunts

Robert Althoff

Dubbing Mixer

Eric Angulo

Song

Harold Arlen

Song

Spring Aspers

Music Supervisor

Gracie Atherton

Makeup

Andrew Balek

Office Production Assistant

Clayton Barber

Stunt Double

Matt Barbor

Electrician

Beth Bargas

Accounting Assistant

Matt Barry

Casting Director

Matthew Barry

Coproducer

Steve Bartkowicz

Recording Engineer

Joseph E Bates

Grip

Robert Batha

Sound Effects Editor

Henry Bautista

Transportation Captain

Damian Baxter

Office Production Assistant

Sam Bayer

Main Title Design

Abu Bekka

Sculptor

Mike Bergemann

Location Manager

Roger Ames Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Scott R Blasko

Extras Casting Assistant

Ron Blay

Driver

Dave Bond

Assistant

Mark Boucher

Painter

David Bowie

Song Performer

William Broberg

Assistant Property Master

Shawn J. Broes

Editor

David Brooke

Makeup Effects

Bobby Brown

Camera Assistant

John Brunot

On-Set Dresser

Page Buckner

Product Placement

Page Buckner

Clearance Coordinator

Eric Burrows

Security

Paul Bushnell

Song Performer

Paul Bushnell

Song

Julia Patricia Butler

Dga Trainee

Kelly Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Kelly Cabral

Sound Designer

Kelly Cabral

Dialogue Editor

Kelly Cabral

Adr Editor

Dave Calaway

Driver

Lucinda Campbell

Costume Supervisor

Michael D Caplan

Visual Effects Producer

Tia Cardello

Animal Wrangler

Gina Cassavetes

Song Performer

Nick Cassavetes

Song Performer

Nick Cassavetes

Screenplay

Xan Cassavetes

Unit Director

Eva Cassidy

Song Performer

Bobby Jo Cawley

Driver

Kevin Chickanis

Grip

Robert Chinello

Grip

Jeffrey N Civa

Camera Assistant

Sarah Clifford

Animal Trainer

George S. Clinton

Song

Delbert Clough

Driver

Kelly Colgan

Driver

Steve Colgrove

Electrician

Curtis Collins

Location Manager

Tim Collins

Dolly Grip

Buck Compton

Driver

Satcha Congdon

Foreman

Charles Cooley

Special Effects

W Ty Crawford

Set Production Assistant

Nicholas Davidoff

Camera Assistant

Howard Davidson

Transportation Coordinator

Vernon Davidson

Assistant Director

Linda De Andrea

Hair Stylist

Dale Destephani

Construction Coordinator

Suzanne Dietz

Loader

Andy Dylan

Stunts

Kerstin Dyroff

Production Manager

Mike Elizondo

Song

Mcdermott Will Emery

Advisor

Luis Esteban

Transportation Coordinator

Tad Eto

Electrician

Yuri Everson

Makeup Effects

Lawrence Faljean

Song Performer

Frank Fattori

Office Production Assistant

Mark Fellman

Photography

S. J. Fieger

Production Coordinator

Joe Fineman

Production Consultant

Joe Finley

Colorist

Stephen Fischer

Assistant Location Manager

Greg Fitzpatrick

Stunts

Nancy A. Flint

Tutor

Jim Flynn

Assistant Editor

Richard Ford

Song

Stephanie Fowler

Makeup Artist

Robert Fraisse

Director Of Photography

Steve Frakes

Makeup Effects

Rob Freitas

Makeup Effects

Kenny G.

Song Performer

Ismael Gallegos

Song Performer

Ismael Gallegos

Original Music

Ismael Gallegos

Song

Craig Garfield

Grip

Gerald J Gates

Painter

Rebecca George

Hair Stylist

Robert Geringer

Executive Producer

Cody Gill

Stunt Double

Alec Gillis

Special Makeup Effects

Norman Gimbel

Song

Michael E Gips

Electrician

M Marcos Gonzalez

Gang Boss

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Paul Graham

Song Performer

Paul Graham

Song

Marina Grasic

Executive Producer

Clarence Greenwood

Song

Jeff Grimm

Production Assistant

Andreas Grosch

Executive Producer

Omar Guerrero

Foreman

Raulin Guidry

Song

Mike Gulbin

Grip

Mitch Gulbin

Grip

Scott Guyson

Props Assistant

Jill Haber

Painter

Joel Hailey

Song

Robert Hale

Main Title Design

Aaron Hall

Song

Jeanne Byrd Hall

Script Supervisor

Jeffrey M. Hall

Chief Lighting Technician

Justine Halliday

Assistant Editor

Lisa Hamil

Casting Associate

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Paul David Harris

Greensman

Justin Haut

Assistant Production Coordinator

Zoe Hay

Makeup Artist

Eric Heavens

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Hedgecock

Best Boy Electric

Alan Heim

Editor

Amy Heinz

Set Designer

Aaron Gregory Henderson

Song

Daniel Hernandez

Stunts

Michael Herron

Video Assist/Playback

Chris Hill

Video Playback

Eric Hill

On-Set Dresser

Jonathan Hodges

Property Master

Michael Holden

Song Performer

David Holmes

Cable Operator

Andrew Honacker

Digital Effects Artist

Lamar Houston

Electrician

Travis Howard

Song

Travis Howard

Song Performer

Zach Hunt

Production Assistant

Derek Hurd

Craft Service

Bill Jacob

Makeup Effects

Carl Jacobson

Digital Effects

Mark R Jennings

Boom Operator

Brad Jensen

Associate Producer

Sarah Jensen

Production Assistant

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Song

Fallon Johnson

Production Assistant

Amber S Jordyn

Set Costumer

Avram Kaplan

Executive Producer

Avram Kaplan

Unit Production Manager

Vesselka Kazachka

Loader

Stephen Kelley

On-Set Dresser

Francis Kenny

Director Of Photography

Tina Kerr

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nancy Green Keyes

Casting Director

Nancy Green Keyes

Coproducer

Matthew Killen

Makeup Effects

Sidney Kimmel

Producer

Michael Kirylo

Digital Effects Artist

Kia Kiso

Camera Assistant

Ralf Koch

Stunts

Steve Koch

Makeup Effects

Jack Kohtala

Grip

Jan Körbelin

Executive Producer

Robyn Kralik

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan M. Krayser

Production Assistant

Eryn Krueger

Makeup

Joshua M Kuhn

Craft Service

Michael D Kuljis

Driver

Shirley Kurata

Set Costumer

Mateo Laboriel

Song

Richard Lamphiear

Electrician

Stacy Landis

Song

Trevor Larkin

Props Assistant

Mike Larrabee

Makeup Effects

Christophe Le Chanu

Assistant Director

Yaron Levy

Electrician

Todd Lewis

Line Producer

Todd Lewis

Production Supervisor

Matthew Troy Littrell

Craft Service

Alejandro Luna

On-Set Dresser

Fainche Maccarthy

Set Decorator

David Machado

Driver

Jeff Malham

Recording Engineer

William Mann

Grip

Michael Manzel

Makeup Effects

Steven Markoff

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
David Holmes; Laura Rush
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Palm Springs, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2007

Released in United States on Video May 1, 2007

Released in United States January 2006

New Line was previously attached to distribute. Leonardo DiCaprio previously attached to produce through Appian Way. Tobey Maguire previously attached to produce through Maguire Entertainment.

Kevin Connolly previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2007

Released in United States on Video May 1, 2007

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Closing Night/Premiere) January 19-29, 2006.)