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American Animals Plot

Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

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Box Office : $2.8 mn

American Animals Cast

More Directed by Bart Layton

American Animals Latest Trailers

  • American Animals | Movie Trailer | Release South Africa: 6 July 2018
  • American Animals (2018) | Official US Trailer HD
User Review
  • 3/5
  • A grounded heist film.

From a director who has primarily directed documentaries, American Animals is a brave effort taking cues from I, Tony to get its story across while adding its own unique twist to the formula. The story is interesting and a very grounded take on heist genre which has been largely dominated with nuanced plans and thrilling scenes. The amount and the value of the books is not a joking matter here in too, yet the idealism of the students and their ridiculous plan has been set up in a fine way. Using the real life conspirators of the crime to actually discuss...

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