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American Satan (2017)

A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Biersack ... Johnny Faust
Booboo Stewart ... Vic Lakota
Ben Bruce ... Leo Donovan
John Bradley ... Ricky Rollins
Jesse Sullivan Jesse Sullivan ... Lily Mayflower
Sebastian Gregory ... Dylan James
Mark Boone Junior ... Elias
Denise Richards ... Kat Faust
Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Capricorn
Bill Goldberg ... Hawk
Olivia Culpo ... Gretchen
Bill Duke ... Gabriel
Drake Bell ... Damien
Ramesh Pandey Ramesh Pandey ... Gurudev (as Ramesh Pandy)
Lily Berlina ... The Virgin
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Storyline

A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late? Written by ir

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Drama | Music | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use throughout, pervasive language, and some violence. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanás americano See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,378, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$237,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,708
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Modern day telling of the classic Faust. See more »

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When boarding the bus to LA from Columbus, OH, mountains can be seen in the background. There are no mountains in or near central Ohio. See more »

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Ricky Rollins: Okay, okay, fine. So, what else do you do?
Hawk: Shit hits the fan, I'm the fan.
Ricky Rollins: Oh, good.
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Make A Shadow
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Calm down, haters
1 April 2018 | by beastiegirl-70131See all my reviews

I've never been inclined to write a review before until I saw all the terrible and undeserved reviews others were giving this movie. Like, back off pseudo-Eberts. It's not like this film was gunning for Oscar contention so maybe calm down with the criticism.

Was the movie perfect? No, but it was still very watchable and I actually enjoyed it. As someone who has sat through some absolutely terrible movies with acting that makes me cringe in embarrassment and pity for the poor soul fumbling around on screen, I can say with certainty this is not one of those films. Unless you are going in with unreasonably high expectations, I don't think the average viewer will be disappointed.

More importantly, as a bigger fan of music than film, the soundtrack and American Satan album are stellar. Not gonna lie, if the Relentless were a real band, I'd probably be a groupie. I also can't understand the hate around Andy Biersack not being the real voice behind the music. The director didn't want people to think of Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. He wanted people to connect with the character Johnny Faust. I applaud this decision and think it worked well.

tl;dr...don't trust the bad reviews this movie is totally worth the watch. Oh, and buy the soundtrack and album.


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