What is this late-night HBO movie based on a true story?
August 5, 2007 2:46 PM   Subscribe

In April (or May....or March) of this year, there was a movie on one of the expanded HBO channels around 2 or 3 in the morning. I don't think it was one of those type of movies, but it might be. The plot basically revolved around a group of high school kids from California who were into drugs and other nefarious activities, and ended up killing their good friend (more inside)...

One of the boys in the group hated another guy in their group that was more successful in life (I believe he was also going into the Army). They were good friends growing up. The first boy ends up talking his friends into helping him kill the second boy. They kill him and dump his body into a lake or a swamp of some sort, and the body is later found and all of the kids are arrested and sent to prison. It was based on a true story, and the film was produced in the mid-late 90s/early 00s. I checked on HBO's movie catalogs, but they only show what is on the main channel. Please help!!
posted by EduTek to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
Best answer: Details are a little off, but it sounds like Bully.
posted by Nothing at 2:47 PM on August 5, 2007

Response by poster: That is definitely it! Thanks for the quick answer.
posted by EduTek at 2:50 PM on August 5, 2007

No, the details are all right and that's definitely it. (I watched it recently & posted about it too, but to ask why there was a lollipop in the glove box).
posted by Tuwa at 3:02 PM on August 5, 2007

Florida, not California... right?
posted by infinitewindow at 3:03 PM on August 5, 2007

Yes, Florida.
posted by porn in the woods at 3:17 PM on August 5, 2007

Ah, my mistake.
posted by Tuwa at 4:28 PM on August 5, 2007

If you like that movie, I'd suggest The Chumscrubber which came out before bully and had a better plot.
posted by bleucube at 5:18 PM on August 5, 2007

yeah, or River's Edge, which is somewhat similar and as a bonus has Mr. Insane Man, er, i mean, Crispin Glover as the main character.
posted by joeblough at 5:39 PM on August 5, 2007

Or Alpha Dog, which has your man Justin Timberlake in it.
posted by box at 6:04 PM on August 5, 2007

Or Heavenly Creatures, which is a sadly underrated pre-LOTR Peter Jackson film.
posted by Tuwa at 6:58 PM on August 5, 2007

Bully came out about 4 years before The Chumscrubber.
posted by dogwalker at 7:19 PM on August 5, 2007

Heavenly Creatures makes me cry every time I watch it. </chatfilter>
posted by infinitewindow at 8:03 PM on August 5, 2007

Response by poster: Thank you all for the recommendations, i'll add them to Netflix.
posted by EduTek at 10:03 PM on August 5, 2007

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