American Psycho (2000)

Director
Mary Harron

Main cast
Christian Bale; Reese Witherspoon; Justin Theroux; Josh Lucas; Bill Sage

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.


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