Seven Psychopaths

October 12th 2012
  • Comedy/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 109 min,
  • CBS Films
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe, Brendan Sexton III, Kevin Corrigan, Tom Waits, Zeljko Ivanek, Helena Mattsson, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Sandy Martin, Joseph Lyle Taylor, James Hebert, Jamie Noel, Samantha Cutaran, John Bishop, Richard Wharton, Christine Marzano, Frank Alvarez, Kiran Deol, Long Nguyen, Todd Weeks, Amanda Warren, Lourdes Nadres, Johnny Bolton, Lionel D. Carson, Patrick O'Connor, Ricky Titus, Sam B. Lorn, Andrew Schlessinger, Tai Chan Ngo, Christian Barillas, Linda Bright Clay
  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • Writer: Martin McDonagh
  • Producers: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh
  • Co Producers: Betsy Danbury, Sarah Harvey
  • Executive Producer: Tessa Ross
  • Art Direction: John Dexter
  • Casting: Sarah Finn
  • Costume Design: Karen Patch
  • D.O.P.: Ben Davis
  • Editor: Lisa Gunning
  • Makeups: Dean Jones, Isabella Wiley
  • Music: Carter Burwell
  • Production Design: David Wasco
  • Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco


Seven Psychopaths may just be the greatest project that Hollywood has ever seen — but only if struggling screenwriter Marty (Colin Farrell) can find inspiration. With only one psychopath in his script so far, Marty is wrestling with how to transform this tale into a morality play about love and world peace.

To the rescue comes Marty’s best friend, Billy (Sam Rockwell), an unemployed actor who wants to help him finish Seven Psychopaths by any means necessary. On the side, Billy and his partner Hans (Christopher Walken) have a dognapping scheme that keeps him flush when the acting gigs dry up.

But when the two unwittingly steal the beloved Shih Tzu of a violent and unstable gangster (Woody Harrelson), Marty suddenly has more inspiration than he knows what to do with — particularly when a pair of serial-killing lovebirds who prey on other serial killers, a devoted Quaker with a straight razor, and a Viet Cong killer with a vendetta against America get tossed into the mix. As the canvas gets ever more crowded and the carnage mounts, will Marty be able to survive long enough to complete the greatest work of his career?

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use
  • Production Budget: $15 million
  • Production Companies: Blueprint Pictures
  • Production Schedule: November 2011 - December 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "One of the best indie comedy success stories of recent years was Martin McDonagh's 2008 film "In Bruges", an often hilarious, highly original and pitch black comedy crime caper. Along with rave reviews and solid box-office, it won star Colin Farrell a Golden Globe and scored McDonagh both a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. His brother, John Michael McDonagh, had the same kind of success story with last year's "The Guard".

Now Martin's back, re-teaming with Farrell for what sounds like a similarly biting toned caper tale about a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay. Soon his best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, enlists the writer's help after he and his associate (Christopher Walken playing a religious man with a violent past) steal a psychopathic gangster's mutt.

The film made headlines when Mickey Rourke, originally cast as the gangster, revealed he'd left the project as he didn't get along with McDonagh at all. Of course considering Rourke's taste in projects in recent years, that's a major compliment. Here's hoping we get something as fun, original and exciting as our trip to Bruges."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 12 October 2012: Iceland, Taiwan
  • 18 October 2012: Russia
  • 8 November 2012: Australia, Greece
  • 9 November 2012: Lithuania
  • 15 November 2012: Italy
  • 22 November 2012: Chile
  • 29 November 2012: Argentina
  • 30 November 2012: Poland
  • 6 December 2012: Germany, Hungary
  • 7 December 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 13 December 2012: Netherlands
  • 14 December 2012: Norway
  • 25 December 2012: Denmark
  • 30 January 2013: France