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My Friend Dahmer (2017)

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A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director:

Marc Meyers

Writers:

Marc Meyers, John Backderf (based on the book My Friend Dahmer by) (as Derf Backderf)
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Davis Brown ... Freshman Boy (as Zac Brown)
Lily Kozub ... Freshman Girl
Ross Lynch ... Jeff Dahmer
Vincent Kartheiser ... Dr. Matthews
Alex Wolff ... John 'Derf' Backderf
Adam Kroloff Adam Kroloff ... Mr. Burlman
Anne Heche ... Joyce Dahmer
Brady M.K. Dunn Brady M.K. Dunn ... Bossy (as Brady Dunn)
Michael Ryan Boehm Michael Ryan Boehm ... Shorty (as Michael Ryan)
Dallas Roberts ... Lionel Dahmer
Liam Koeth ... Dave Dahmer
Tommy Nelson ... Neil
Harrison Holzer ... Mike
Cameron McKendry ... Moose
Jake Ingrassia Jake Ingrassia ... Gooch
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Storyline

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

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Based on the Acclaimed Graphic Novel


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for disturbing images, language, teen drug use, drinking and sexual content, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Moj prijatelj Damer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,545, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,355,664, 25 February 2018
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Color
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Trivia

After 12 hours of filming, Ross would take a shower for 30+ minutes and just think about his dark role that he's portraying. See more »

Goofs

The school bus looks a bit more modern as opposed to the ones used in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Dahmer: I'm just like anybody else.
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Connections

References Herzbube mit zwei Damen (1976) See more »

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5.7.0.5
Written by Stephen Lunt and Lol Mason (as Laurence Mason)
Performed by City Boy
Courtesy of Cherry Red Records
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The Coming of Age of a Serial-Killer
14 February 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most notorious serial killers of the United States. "My Friend Dahmer" is a slow-paced film disclosing his coming of age in the high-school. In this film, Dahmer is the son of a dysfunctional family that enjoys to study animal bones, collecting dead animals on the road. He is also a problematic shy teenager with difficulties in the relationship with his mates like many kids are. The screenplay is not clear but seems to show that the divorce of his parents and the separation from his closest friend might have trigged something evil in his troubled mind. But despite the good performances, the narrative is boring and maybe indicated for fans of the story of Dahmer only. My vote is five.

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