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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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Cast

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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 ...
Uro'er
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Brian (as Jang Go Star)
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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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Budget:

DKK 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,440 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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Trivia

Dedicated to Peter Refn (1941-1994), Nicolas Winding Refn's uncle. 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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Til min onkel Peter Refn See more »

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A week in the life of a pusher
22 May 2001 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I'm facing a bit of a problem here: what the hell can I possibly say about a film that left me completely speechless? Brilliant "Pusher" is prosaic and extremely realistic movie. It's made to look almost like a documentary. One week in the life of a man who makes his living by pushing drugs isn't basically anything so nice to watch but "Pusher" is just so upbeat, strong, rough and exciting little movie. It's impossible to ignore it just because it's a portrayal of a truly repulsive and violent lifestyle.

Minute by minute the film becomes more and more tense and a viewer starts to wait how dirty can it get and is there any solution ahead or does it all end as it's logical to expect. Well, there's no easy way out. "Pusher" shows that it doesn't matter if you're a drug user or a pusher or even both, it's life and death anyway. Actors make the enjoyment prefect. Excellent and impressive Danish thriller that simply won't leave you cold.


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