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Bully (2011)

  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 323 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Filming Location: Georgia, USA
  • Budget: $1,100,000(estimated)
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  • IMDb page: Bully (2011)
  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 323 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Filming Location: Georgia, USA
  • Budget: $1,100,000(estimated)
  • Director: Lee Hirsch
  • Stars: Alex, Ja'Maya and Kelby
  • Original Music By: Michael Furjanic  Justin Rice  Christian Rudder   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby | Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: School | Bullying | Bully | Revenge | Controversy

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Lee Hirsch 
  • Cynthia Lowen 

Known Trivia

  • Anderson Cooper is a strong advocate of this documentary and the movement against bullying that it has stimulated. It was featured on Anderson Cooper 360° in October 2011, at the “Bullying: It Stops Here” town hall program special. Kelly Ripa, Rosalind Wiseman and Phil McGraw also shared their reactions to and support of the movie.
  • Bully was originally rated R for language. The Weinstein Company appealed for a lower rating, as the R rating would exclude the very audience that is was intended for – high-school teens. The MPAA refused to alter the rating, so the distributor surrendered the original rating and opted for their film to be released ‘Unrated’ to the theaters.

Plot: A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. Full summary » |  »

Story: This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year…Written by Lowen, Cynthia; Hirsch, Lee  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Lee Hirsch known as producer
  • Cynthia Lowen known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Alex known as Himself
  • Ja'Maya known as Herself
  • Kelby known as Herself
  • David Long known as Himself
  • Tina Long known as Herself
  • Kirk Smalley known as Himself




Production Companies:

  • Bully Project, The
  • Where We Live Films

Other Companies:

  • BeCause Foundation  in association with
  • Cinereach  funding
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Fledgling Fund, The  funding
  • Gravity Films  funding
  • Sundance Institute Documentary Fund  funding

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  • Alliance Films (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2011) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (India) (all media)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2011) (USA) (all media)



Other Stuff

Release Date:

  • USA 23 April 2011 (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • Canada 4 May 2011 (Hot Docs International Documentary Festival)
  • USA 17 June 2011 (Provincetown International Film Festival)
  • USA 19 June 2011 (Los Angeles Film Festival)
  • Italy 7 July 2011 (Ischia Film Festival)
  • USA 20 September 2011 (Twin Cities Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 24 September 2011 (Zurich Film Festival)
  • USA October 2011 (Austin Film Festival)
  • USA 2 October 2011 (San Diego Film Festival)
  • USA 11 October 2011 (Chicago International Film Festival)
  • USA 13 October 2011 (Hamptons International Film Festival)
  • Canada 2 March 2012 (Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival)
  • USA 30 March 2012 (Los Angeles, California)
  • USA 30 March 2012 (New York City, New York)
  • Canada 6 April 2012 (limited)



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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