The chumscrubber

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne AV DVD CHU
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD CHU
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD CHU
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD CHU
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual DVD CHU [DRAMA]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD CHU [DRAMA]
The death of a troubled teen throws a suburban neighborhood into chaos in this darkly satirical comedy. Dean (Jamie Bell) is a disaffected teenager living in a California suburb that's beautiful on the surface but populated by families who live emotionally vacant lives, with the parents often too wrapped up in their own problems to pay attention to their children. One day, Dean discovers his best (and only) friend, Troy (Josh Janowicz), has killed himself. While Troy's mother (Glenn Close) hasn't figured out her son is dead just yet, Dean opts not to tell her, and besides, his own parents (William Fichtner and Allison Janney) don't appear very concerned. Dean, however, does have reason to worry -- Billy (Justin Chatwin), Lee (Lou Taylor Pucci), and Crystal (Camilla Belle) are three bullies who used to buy drugs from Troy, and they want Dean find Troy's remaining stash and give it to them. When Dean refuses to cooperate, the bullies decide to get tough and kidnap Dean's little brother; however, they end up taking the wrong child and Dean grudging finds himself trying to rescue a child he doesn't know. Meanwhile, as the adults in the neighborhood begin to emotionally implode, "the Chumscrubber" becomes a common presence in town -- a comic book and video game character represented by a decapitated post-apocalyptic teenager who has become an unavoidable pop-culture icon. The Chumscrubber also features Ralph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, John Heard, and Rita Wilson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Neighbors -- California -- Drama.
Scandals -- California -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :DreamWorks Home Entertainment,2006
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Posin, Arie.
Close, Glenn, 1947-
Fichtner, William.
Fiennes, Ralph.
Holly, Lauren.
Janney, Allison.
Moss, Carrie-Anne, 1970-
Wilson, Rita.
Bell, Jamie, 1986-
Belle, Camilla, 1986-
Chatwin, Justin, 1982-
Culkin, Rory.
Curtis, Thomas, 1991-
Pucci, Lou Taylor, 1985-
Horner, James.
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Go Fish Pictures (Firm)
Newmarket Films.
El Camino Pictures.
Equity Pictures.
Participants/Performers Glenn Close, William Fichtner, Ralph Fiennes, Lauren Holly, Allison Janney, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rita Wilson, Jamie Bell, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Rory Culkin, Thomas Curtis, Lou Taylor Pucci.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Lawrence Sher ; editors, William S. Scharf, Arthur Schmidt ; music, James Horner.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language, violent content, drug material and some sexuality.
Language English
English language track with English, Spanish and French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
System Details DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, region 1 encoding.
Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1417030887
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