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.
Inspired by true events, Alpha Dog
three fateful days when the lives of a group of Southern
California teens suddenly dead-ended. The film features a
powerful ensemble cast including Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy,
Emile Hirsch, Christopher Marquette, Sharon Stone, Justin
Timberlake, Anton Yelchin and Bruce Willis and is written
and directed by Nick Cassavetes.
Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) 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 (Ben Foster), Johnny and his gang impulsively
kidnap Jake's little brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin), 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
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...leading all these players
toward a shocking conclusion they never saw coming.
©2007 Universal Pictures. All rights reserved.
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