Top 23 American Psycho Movie Details

While searching the internet for American Psycho movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

When Patrick is talking to Victoria at the cleaners, he changed his emption from happy to straight-faced as soon as he turns away from Victoria, which shows the facade he puts on whilst talking to people in the public.

Patrick Bateman, Paul Allen, Marcus Halberstram are wearing the exact same glasses. Also David Patten has the same frame design.
Patrick Bateman, Paul Allen, Marcus Halberstram are wearing the exact same glasses. Also David Patten has the same frame design.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun American Psycho details are suitable for kids.

  1. The scenes featuring Detective Donald Kimball were edited using three different combined footages to prevent the audience from knowing what he thought of Bateman.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - All the characters have the exact same title and contact information on their business card; which means Paul Allen literally just gave Timothy Bryce his business card to flex when they were discussing squash plans.
    All the characters have the exact same title and contact information on their business card; which means Paul Allen literally just gave Timothy Bryce his business card to flex when they were discussing squash plans.
  • 1 - And i noticed than in Bateman's business card (only his) it says "Pierce &Pierce" (the & and de P are together, without space), anyone has a theory of this? i think it's impossible than it is just an error.
    And i noticed than in Bateman's business card (only his) it says "Pierce &Pierce" (the & and de P are together, without space), anyone has a theory of this? i think it's impossible than it is just an error.
  • The "very expensive" sheets that Patrick Bateman stains with "cranberry juice" can only be purchased in Santa Fe. This is a reference to the Disney musical "Newsies" in which Bale's character desires to (and sings a song about) leave New York and move to Santa Fe

Hidden Details

1 - When Paul mistakenly calls Patrick Marcus at the Christmas party, you can see the real Marcus looking around in the background after hearing his name called.
When Paul mistakenly calls Patrick Marcus at the Christmas party, you can see the real Marcus looking around in the background after hearing his name called.
1 - - When we first see Patricks apartment, the family photos on the wall are all painted black. He simply isn't there.
- When we first see Patricks apartment, the family photos on the wall are all painted black. He simply isn't there.
1 - It shows Bateman dragging the body and leaving blood on the floor but when he is outside, you don't see it anymore. Almost like he never did so.
It shows Bateman dragging the body and leaving blood on the floor but when he is outside, you don't see it anymore. Almost like he never did so.

Patrick Bateman' s opening dialogue is "I live in the American Gardens building on West 81st street". He tells the audience that he lives at a prestigious address before even telling us his name, showcasing the depths of his narcissism.

1 - Patrick Bateman uses a red boxers after the confession (denoting his uncontrollable psycho behaviour) while before that he always wears white boxers/briefs (denoting the mask he wears to hide his psycho behaviour).
Patrick Bateman uses a red boxers after the confession (denoting his uncontrollable psycho behaviour) while before that he always wears white boxers/briefs (denoting the mask he wears to hide his psycho behaviour).
1 - Paul Allen asks Bateman if he has a dog 'Chow or something'. This is a reference to the book where Bateman actually adopts a dog, Chow, and proceeds to beat it to death
Paul Allen asks Bateman if he has a dog 'Chow or something'. This is a reference to the book where Bateman actually adopts a dog, Chow, and proceeds to beat it to death

When Paul Allen is introduced, he is not played by Jared Leto, which leads me to believe that Patrick Bateman Didn't Actually Kill the real Paul Allen.

1 - Bateman is a shown as a fan of the musical Les Miserables, story about severely impoverished people. later, he murders a homeless man for touching him, highlighting the hypocrisy of shallow people taking values only as a form of entertainment.
Bateman is a shown as a fan of the musical Les Miserables, story about severely impoverished people. later, he murders a homeless man for touching him, highlighting the hypocrisy of shallow people taking values only as a form of entertainment.

When Bateman is with colleagues he brings up a quote about what a woman's head would look like on a stick, crediting the quote to Ed Gein. It was Ed Kemper ( The Co-Ed Killer, California) who said that.

1 - Patrick rushes Detective Kimball out of his office by claiming he has a reservation for lunch with...Cliff Huxtable.
Patrick rushes Detective Kimball out of his office by claiming he has a reservation for lunch with...Cliff Huxtable.

There's a scene between Patrick Bateman and a masseuse that emulates the conversation between Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, both of whom impersonate others in order to attract their prey.

Bateman says "Did you know that Whitney Houston's debut LP called simply Whitney Houston had four number one singles on it?" However that album only had three number one singles.

1 - Had an anachronistic mistake when Patrick Bateman left a voicemail with the phrase, "Hasta la vista, baby" in a movie that was set to take place before Terminator 2 (1991).
Had an anachronistic mistake when Patrick Bateman left a voicemail with the phrase, "Hasta la vista, baby" in a movie that was set to take place before Terminator 2 (1991).
1 - Paul asks if Patrick is wearing a raincoat, to which Patrick replies "Yes, it is!", but it is not. You can tell because there is no hood. That would make this clear plastic jacket a trench coat.
Paul asks if Patrick is wearing a raincoat, to which Patrick replies "Yes, it is!", but it is not. You can tell because there is no hood. That would make this clear plastic jacket a trench coat.
1 - Christian Bale's character Patrick Bateman talk about Ted Bundy who was an american serial killer in the 70'
Christian Bale's character Patrick Bateman talk about Ted Bundy who was an american serial killer in the 70'

You can see that suddenly the light of the bathroom is on when before, it wasn't.

American Psycho poster
American Psycho poster

American Psycho Plot: A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

I am pretty sure that you've watched American Psycho, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about American Psycho and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Mary Harron
Main Actors Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
IMDB score 7.6