Release Date: January 12, 2007
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Screenwriter: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Ben Foster, Anton Yelchin, Dominique Swain, Charity Shea, Heather Wahlquist
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity)
Plot Summary: Inspired by actual events, “Alpha Dog” revolves around a mid-level drug dealer from the San Gabriel Valley whose thirst for power led him to become, at 19, the youngest man ever to appear on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Emile Hirsch stars as teenage suburban drug dealer Johnny Truelove, an ambitious young man whose lifestyle is a mecca for guns, sex and drugs. When a “client” cheats Johnny and a deal goes bad, he devises a plan to get his money back by kidnapping the client’s younger brother – but it’s not a typical kidnapping when it turns out that everyone knows and likes the kid. So what now? Things take an unexpected twist as Johnny and his crew get caught up in the dangerous and violent world they once idealized.