Based on Brad Land’s memoir, with a screenplay by David Gordon Green, Neel and Mike Roberts, the film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it was a critical success. Produced by Killer Films and Rabbit Bandini and executive produced by Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media, GOAT has been Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and stars actor-musician Nick Jonas (“Kingdom” on Starz), Ben Schnetzer (Pride, The Book Thief) and James Franco (127 Hours).
GOAT follows a 19-year-old Brad (Schnetzer), newly arrived to college and desperate to belong. Taking a cue from his older brother Brett (Jonas), Brad decides to pledge a fraternity. At first, it’s all parties and girls. But as Brad enters into the final stretch of the pledging ritual—known as “hell week”—things take a violent, humiliating turn. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
The GOAT DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Great Point Media presents a Killer Films/Battle Mountain Films and Rabbit Bandini Productions production, produced in association with Fresh Jade Limited: “GOAT.” Starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Jake Picking and James Franco. Casting by Susan Shopmaker. Costume designer Sarah Mae Burton. Composer Arian Miranda. Editor Brad Turner. Production designer Akin McKenzie. Director of photography Ethan Palmer. Co-producer Karri O’Reilly. Executive producers Jim Reeve, Robert Halmi, Jr., and John Wells. Produced by James Franco, Vince Jolivette, David Hinojosa, and Christine Vachon. Based on the book by Brad Land. Screenplay by David Gordon Green and Andrew Neel & Mike Roberts. Directed by Andrew Neel.
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Street Date: December 20, 2016
Runtime: 102 minutes
U.S. Rating: R for disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use
Canadian Rating: 18A for disturbing content, coarse language