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American Psycho


Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas View All


Mary Harron (Director), Mary Harron (Screenplay), Guinevere Turner (Screenplay) View All

Released: Apr. 14th, 2000
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
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Daniel M
This scene is important as it could imply a number of things: either what the detective says is real - Bateman was at a dinner and did not murder Allen or that Bateman did murder Allen but was given the alibi of the dinner meal due to the ongoing joke of mistaken identity - however this would likely not be so literal and instead be part of the films satirical criticism of the 1980s yuppie generation, implying that Bateman was above being punished for such crimes and that somehow these actions would always be covered up.
The Sci-Fi Slob
As far a society is concerned, Patrick Bateman remains a respectable business man.
Movie Trivia: In each scene with Detective Donald Kimball (Willem Dafoe), Mary Harron asked Dafoe to portray his character three different ways: 1) Kimble knew Patrick Bateman killed Paul Allen, 2) Kimball didn't know Bateman killed Allen, and 3) Kimball wasn't sure if Bateman killed Allen.
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