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American Movie centers on a low-budget horror-film buff who grew up on horror classics. Now in his late twenties, he has decided to make the ultimate horror opus entitled Northwestern, the scariest film ever made in his Wisconsin town.
Genres Historical, Documentary
Director Chris Smith
Starring Mark Borchardt, Tim Schimmels, Monica Borchardt, Alex Borchardt View More
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Movie Summary

American Movie centers on a low-budget horror-film buff who grew up on horror classics. Now in his late twenties, he has decided to make the ultimate horror opus entitled Northwestern, the scariest film ever made in his Wisconsin town.
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Movie Details

Genres Historical, Documentary
Director Chris Smith
Starring Mark Borchardt, Tim Schimmels, Monica Borchardt, Alex Borchardt, Chris Borchardt, Ken Keen, Mike Schank, Matt Weisman, Bill Borchardt
Studio Name Sony Pictures
Release Date 1999
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 100 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Full Frame, Dolby Digital

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