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Pusher (1996)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  30 August 1996 (Denmark)
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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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Vanja Bajicic ...
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Lisbeth Rasmussen ...
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Levino Jensen ...
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Lars Bom ...
Uro'er
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Brian (as Jang Go Star)
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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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DKK 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,440 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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After the release of the film, rumors circulated that the actors took real drugs to make the movie more believable. The entire cast and crew have denied these rumors. See more »

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When Frank and Tony are in Frank's car, they pass a crossing just before Frank's phone rings. 20 seconds later, when Frank finishes his phone call, they turn right, at the same crossing they just passed. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [jumps into the lake] Fuck!
Cop: Get up here!
Frank: Dive in, boys!
Cop: Damnit!
Cop: Get out of there!
Cop: Get up here!
Frank: If you want me, come down and get me! Come on, fuckheads!
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Deserves more than cult fame
17 March 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I think this film is almost without flaws. The dialogue, acting, atmosphere,cutting and soundtrack all mesh in a perfect union. The director has not gotten the international recognition he deserves. Unlike Breaking the Waves and The party the qualities of Pusher are mainly relayed through word of mouth and websites like this. I hope he makes it big with up and coming Bleeder...which by the way also is the name of the band fronted by the guy who scores the films music.(Same guy who did music for Pusher). Anybody who thinks tough street action with good dialogue can only be made by yanks like scorsese, mann and tarantino should think twice and check this one out. It's one of the best.


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