Summer of Sam

Summer of Sam (1999)

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Richie (Adrien Brody) is almost taken to Luigi by Joey and his friends because they think Richie is the Son of Sam serial killer. The real Son of Sam (real name: David Berkowitz) was arrested earlier. Eddie, husband of Richie's mother, helps Richie by telling Joey and his friends that the real killer has already been arrested. The Yankees win the World Series against the Dodgers thanks to Reggie Jackson's home runs. About 3,700 people were arrested after the infamous blackout. Elvis dies that same year. David Berkowitz was imprisoned for six life sentences.

Alex

Factual error: Near the beginning of the movie, which is set in 1977, the song "Grace of God" is playing in a club. "Grace of God" didn't come out until 1979.

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Vinny: You fuckin' make me sick, you fuckin' slut.
Dionna: I am a slut? You're calling me a slut? You lowlife piece of fuckin' shit - you fucked - my - cousin! You didn't think I knew about that! I smelled her pussy juice all over your fuckin' face! You fuckin' sick bastard! How dare you? And all this time I'm thinking there's something wrong with me! You perverted sick fuck.

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Trivia: Throughout the movie the killer is portrayed as a childish, tantrum-throwing, reclusive psychopath with no self-control, who receives orders to kill from neighbor Sam Carr's black dog that trots into his bedroom. The character portrayal is inaccurate and the scene with the dog was obviously added to be a darkly humorous moment. In real life David Berkowitz served in the army, held jobs afterward, participated in satanic cult rituals, and used hallucinogenic drugs. And when pressed for his true motives by an FBI agent after his conviction he admitted that he targeted young ladies because he harbored negative emotions toward women. The order from the dog was a story that he initially told the police to preserve the option of pleading insanity, but he would later choose to plead guilty.

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