Bruiser (film)

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Directed by George A. Romero
Produced by Ben Barenholtz
Peter Grunwald
Written by George A. Romero
Starring Jason Flemyng
Peter Stormare
Leslie Hope
Tom Atkins
Music by Donald Rubinstein
Cinematography Adam Swica
Edited by Miume Jan Eramo
Le Studio Canal+
Barenholtz Productions
Romero-Grunwald Productions
Distributed by Canal+
Release dates
13 February 2000
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million[1]

Bruiser is a 2000 American-French thriller film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Jason Flemyng, Peter Stormare and Leslie Hope.[2]

Bruiser was the first film directed by Romero since the 1993 film The Dark Half.[3] In contrast to his previous films, which were shot in and around Pittsburgh, Bruiser was filmed in Toronto.


Henry Creedlow is a man who has always tried to fit in society. He keeps his mouth shut, follows the rules, and does what he is supposed to do. But one morning, he wakes up to find his face is gone, and it has been replaced by a white featureless mask. All the years of acquiescence have cost him the one thing he can't replace: his identity; now he's a blank, outside as well as in, an anonymous, featureless phantom. Bent on exacting revenge on those who bullied him, he explodes, deciding that he isn't going to follow the rules anymore.



The score was composed by Donald Rubinstein and the soundtrack features the horror punk band The Misfits.[4]


It premiered on 13 February 2000 in Canada and was directly released to DVD in the United States on 9 October 2001.[5]


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