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Monster (2003)

aka Monster

"Based on a true story."

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Written By: 
Details: 110 mins · English · R (USA)

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Cast:

Small Aileen Wuornos
Small Selby Wall
Small Thomas
Small Vincent Corey
No_movie_poster Donna
No_movie_poster Will / Daddy "John"
No_movie_poster Lawyer
No_movie_poster Bartender
No_movie_poster Justy
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No_movie_poster Chuck
No_movie_poster Charles
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Small Evan / Undercover "John"
Small Gene / Stuttering "John"
Small Horton / Last "John"

Crew:

No_movie_poster Arthur Coburn Editor
No_movie_poster Ferne Cassel Casting
No_movie_poster Patty Jenkins Director
Small Charlize Theron Producer
No_movie_poster Brad Wyman Producer
No_movie_poster Clark Peterson Producer
No_movie_poster Donald Kushner Producer
Small Mark Damon Producer
No_movie_poster Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Stewart Hall Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Sammy Lee Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Meagan Riley-Grant Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Brent Morris Producer
No_movie_poster David Alvarado Producer
No_movie_poster BT Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Steven Bernstein Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Jane Kurson Editor
No_movie_poster Edward T. McAvoy Production Design
No_movie_poster Orvis Rigsby Art Direction
No_movie_poster Shawn R. McFall Set Decoration
No_movie_poster Rhona Meyers Costume Design
No_movie_poster Patty Jenkins Writer
No_movie_poster Arthur Coburn Editing
No_movie_poster Jane Kurson Editing

Taglines:

"Based on a true story."

Plot:

After moving to Florida, Aileen Wuornos, a female prostitute, meets Selby Wall (based on Wuornos' real life lover Tyria Moore) in a gay bar. After initial hostility and declaring that she is not gay, Aileen talks to Selby over beers. Selby takes to Aileen almost immediately, as she likes that she is very protective of her. Selby invites her to spend the night with her. They return to the house where Selby is staying (temporarily exiled by her parents following the accusation from another girl at church that Selby tried to kiss her). They later agree to meet at a rollerskating rink and kiss for the first time. Though their passion and emotion is clear, they have nowhere to go and Selby goes home.


After being raped and brutalized by a client, Vincent Corey, Aileen kills him in self-defense and decides to quit prostitution. She confesses her action to Selby, while Selby has been angry with her for not succeeding in supporting the two of them. Eventually, unable to pay the bills, Aileen tries to find legitimate work, but, due to her lack of qualifications and past, prospective employers reject her, and are occasionally openly hostile to her. Desperate for money, she returns to her career as a prostitute. She continues to commit several acts of murder with intent to rob her victims, each killed in a more brutal way than last. She spares one man out of pity, when the man admits he has never had sex with a prostitute, but ultimately kills another man who, instead of exploiting her, offers help.


Aileen uses the money she steals from her victims to indulge herself and Selby; the two of them drink in bars and eat in fancy restaurants. However, as Selby reads in the papers about the string of murders and begins to suspect that her girlfriend may have committed them, the two have a falling out and Selby returns to Ohio on a charter bus.


Aileen is eventually arrested at a biker bar and speaks to Selby one last time while in jail. Selby reveals some incriminating information over the telephone and Aileen realizes that the police are listening in. To protect her lover, Aileen admits she committed the murders alone. During Aileen's trial, Selby testifies against her. Aileen is later convicted and sentenced to death.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2004-01-30 : United States of America

2003-11-16 : United States of America