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A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

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Laura Drasbæk ...
Vic
Slavko Labovic ...
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Hasse
Vanja Bajicic ...
Branko
Lisbeth Rasmussen ...
Rita
Levino Jensen ...
Mike
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Junkie
Lars Bom ...
Uro'er
Michael Hasselflug ...
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Brian (as Jang Go Star)
Jesper Lohmann ...
Mikkel
Steen Fridberg ...
Lasse
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Storyline

Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen. Written by S. Lasborg <Lasborg@dk-online.dk>

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Crime | Thriller

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30 August 1996 (Denmark)  »

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DKK 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,656 (USA) (7 May 1999)

Gross:

$4,440 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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When Frank enters the room and sits down next to sleeping Vic, he grabs her left leg and shakes it, but in the following shot, he drops her right leg. See more »

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Pushing as a way of life, no way out...
1 December 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie blew me and my friends away 10 years ago. This rock steady and realistic tale about real criminals, not the typical American teen age- BS. These people are real, that's as simple as it gets. The docu-kind of outlook fits this movie perfect.

Someone was complaining how he couldn't sit through this movie because he didn't understand why Frankie made the choices he did. That's the point, there is no reason in real life. People make choices because they are bored or simply don't want to think about life outside the carnival. What is a family, Volvo or a house in the suburbs to a guy, who still at about 35-40 goes out clubbing and gets hi on crank and what-not everyday. These human fates don't need explanation. Perhaps I've been too close to need an explanation. One thing is for sure, these guys have made a great movie that has become a legend within certain groups of people. I guess the point of the movie was very clear in the end. Where does a man go, who keeps pushing the envelope day after day? The answer is - nowhere... Learn your lessons people, no more explanations needed.

Absolutely fabulous, that's all I can say... And I won't say too much about the movie, just that it kicks ass. Definitely one of the most enticing criminal stories in the last 20 years.


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