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FULL SYNOPSIS

After profiling Monica Lewinsky, Billy Haynes, and Tammy Faye Bakker, documentarians Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato make their feature debut with this true-life tale of the rapid climb and lurid demise of a flamboyant young club promoter in late-'80s/early-'90s Manhattan. Based on James St. James' nonfiction account Disco Bloodbath as well as on the writer/directors' own 1998 documentary, Party Monster features former child star Macaulay Culkin as Michael Alig, a Midwestern teen determined to forget his past amidst the bright lights and throbbing house music of New York City's nightlife. Introduced to the club scene by St. James (Seth Green), Alig quickly becomes an event promoter himself, dreaming up bizarrely themed dance parties in such unlikely venues as fast-food restaurants and subway cars. But this archetypical "club kid" orchestrates his own downfall when, stoned on designer drugs, he and accomplice Freez (Justin Hagan) brutally murder their small-time dealer friend Angel Menendez (Wilson Cruz). Party Monster had its world premiere in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:September 5, 2003

Cast

Macaulay Culkin
as Michael Alig
Seth Green
as James St. James
Chloë Sevigny
as Gitsie
Natasha Lyonne
as Brooke
Justin Hagan
as Freez
Wilson Cruz
as Angel
Wilmer Valderrama
as Keoki
Dylan McDermott
as Peter Gatien
Marilyn Manson
as Christina
Diana Scarwid
as Michael's Mom
Daniel Franzese
Lucy Liu
as Alessandra
Manny Perez
as Johnny
Lucy Liu
as Alessandra

Crew

Fenton Bailey
Director
Randy Barbato
Director
Randy Barbato
Producer
Fenton Bailey
Producer
Bradford Simpson
Producer
Christine Vachon
Producer
Jon Marcus
Producer
James St. James
Book Author
Fenton Bailey
Screenwriter
Randy Barbato
Screenwriter
Teodoro Maniaci
Cinematographer
Howard Paar
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jimmy Harry
Composer (Music Score)
Jeremy Simmons
Editor
Andrea Stanley
Production Designer
Laura Ballinger-Gardner
Art Director
Wouter Barendrecht
Executive Producer
Sofia Sondervan
Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
John Wells
Executive Producer
John Schmidt
Executive Producer
Michael J. Werner
Executive Producer
Susan Ogu
Set Designer
Michael Wilkinson
Costume Designer
Frank Gaeta
Sound/Sound Designer
Alyson Latz
First Assistant Director
Susan Shopmaker
Casting
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