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FULL SYNOPSIS

A drug dealer moves on to bigger crimes in an effort to settle a score with disastrous results in this drama inspired by actual events. Though barely out of his teens, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) has already built a lucrative career for himself selling drugs -- he has his own home, a luxury car, and posse of friends who do double duty as his crew, including Elvis (Shawn Hatosy), Frankie (Justin Timberlake), and Tiko (Fernando Vargas). While life at Johnny's house is usually a constant party interrupted by occasional dope deals, Johnny has lost all of his patience with Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster), a regular customer who has run up a large tab that he can't pay. Determined to clear Jake's account, Johnny and his boys plan to kidnap Jake and hold him for ransom, but when they happen upon his 15-year-old stepbrother, Zack (Anton Yelchin), they impulsively decide to take the youngster instead. Jake's father, Butch (David Thornton), and his stepmother, Olivia (Sharon Stone), are already furious with their junkie son when they learn about Zack's disappearance, and aren't sure what they should do. Meanwhile at Johnny's place, Frankie takes a liking to young Zack, who already admires his brother's high-flying lifestyle, and introduces the kid to the joys of grown-up partying, which he takes to with dangerous zeal. Also featuring Bruce Willis as Johnny's father, Alpha Dog was based on the real-life story of Jesse James Hollywood, who at the age of 21 became one of the youngest people to ever appear on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 12, 2007

Cast

Emile Hirsch
as Johnny Truelove
Justin Timberlake
as Frankie Ballenbacher
Bruce Willis
as Sonny Truelove
Sharon Stone
as Olivia Mazursky
Ben Foster
as Jake Mazursky
Anton Yelchin
as Zack Mazursky
Alex Kingston
as Tiffy Hartunian
Harry Dean Stanton
as Cosmo Gadabeeti
Alex Solowitz
as Bobby "911" Tiko
Olivia Wilde
as Angela Holden
Dominique Swain
as Susan Hartunian
Vincent Kartheiser
as Pick Giamo
Shawn Hatosy
as Elvis Schmidt
Vincent Laresca
Shera Danese
David Thornton
as Butch Mazursky
Heather Wahlquist
as Wanda Haynes
Lukas Haas
as Buzz Fecske
Christopher Marquette
as Keith Stratten
Vincent Kartheiser
as Pick Giamo
David Thornton
as Butch Mazursky
Lukas Haas
as Buzz Fecske
Heather Wahlquist
as Wanda Haynes
Shawn Hatosy
as Elvis Schmidt
Dominique Swain
as Susan Hartunian

Crew

Nick Cassavetes
Director
Sidney Kimmel
Producer
Chuck Pacheco
Producer
Nick Cassavetes
Screenwriter
Robert Fraisse
Cinematographer
Spring Aspers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Aaron Zigman
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Heim
Editor
Dominic Watkins
Production Designer
Alan Petherick
Art Director
Matthew Barry
Co-producer
Nancy Green-Keyes
Co-producer
Brad Jensen
Associate Producer
Michael Mehas
Associate Producer
Frank Peluso
Associate Producer
Avram "Butch" Kaplan
Executive Producer
Jan Körbelin
Executive Producer
Andreas Grosch
Executive Producer
Andreas Schmid
Executive Producer
Steven Markoff
Executive Producer
Marina Grasic
Executive Producer
Robert Geringer
Executive Producer
Fainche MacCarthy
Set Decorator
Sara Jane Slotnick
Costume Designer
Ed White
Sound/Sound Designer
Craig Woods
Sound/Sound Designer
David A. Ticotin
First Assistant Director
Nancy Green-Keyes
Casting
Matthew Barry
Casting
Todd Lewis
Line Producer
Kerry Rossall
Stunts Coordinator
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