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Goat (2016)

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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

Director:

Andrew Neel

Writers:

David Gordon Green, Brad Land (memoir) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Brad
Nick Jonas ... Brett
Gus Halper ... Chance
Danny Flaherty ... Will
Virginia Gardner ... Leah
Jake Picking ... Dixon
Brock Yurich ... Wes
Will Pullen ... The Smile
Austin Lyon ... Dave
Eric Staves ... Baity
James Franco ... Mitch
Jamar Jackson Jamar Jackson ... The Breath
Kevin Crowley ... Detective Burke
Lauren Knutson Lauren Knutson ... Michelle
Jon Osbeck ... Provost
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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

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Taglines:

Cruelty. Brutality. Fraternity.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beavatás See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,020
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This production participated in New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development's Post Production Credit Program. See more »

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These Ain't Lies
Performed by Matthew Wall
Courtesy of Dumpology
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Horrific, but unfocused
14 September 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The awful, normalised rituals of American fraterities are addressed in 'Goat'. I can't say if the brutality we see see here is commonplace; but it's certainly a documented fact that new recruits are basically tortured, encouraged by social pressures to consent, and college authorities turn a blind eye. But 'Goat' is a peculiar film, because it ties in this story with a secondary tale about an unrelated attack on one of its protagonists, and I don't really understand the intention of linking the two stories. The hazing rituals occupy by the bulk of the film, but at the end, no longer seem to be the point. In consequence, the movie is horrific, but oddly unfocused.


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