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Dream with the Fishes (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 June 1997 (USA)
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Terry is a suicidal voyeur who treats a dying addict to a final binge, but Terry will only do this if he promises to kill him.

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Cast

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Terry
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Nick
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Aunt Elise
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Liz
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Don
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Joe, Nick's Father
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Michelle
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Mary
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Sophia
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Pharmacist
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Sheriff
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Funeral Director
Kristina Robbins ...
Terry's Bowling 'Date'
Katherine Copenhaver ...
Nick's Bowling 'Date'
Gary Brickman ...
Drug Dealer
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Storyline

Terry is a suicidal voyeur who doesn't seem to be able to kill himself. While preparing for jumping off a bridge, he meets Nick who ends up saving his life. Terry discovers that Nick is terminally ill and doesn't have much time left. Scared by the lack of time, Nick offers Terry a deal he can't refuse: Terry will become the beneficiary of Nick's life insurance or, since money doesn't matter to Terry, Nick promises to kill him before he dies. All Nick asks is Terry's help to realize a few fantasies before dying. Written by Hugo Lopes

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An oddball odyssey about voyeurism, LSD and nude bowling!

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baliklar ve rüyalar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,777 (USA) (20 June 1997)

Gross:

$464,655 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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Quotes

Nick: What does it feel like?
Terry: Nothing, yet.
Nick: No, I mean knowing you're about to die.
Terry: ...Releif.
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Crazy Credits

No dreams or fishes were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

Connections

References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae, Claude Feaster,
James Edwards
Performed by The Chords
Used by permission of Warner Chappell Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Records/Warner Special Products
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David Arquette can actually act!
11 December 2004 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

I was never very fond of David, and just referred to him as Rosanna's goofy brother, but he gives an amazing heart-felt performance, in this, one of the best pictures ever made.

This is a wonderful male bonding film, with valuable life lessons, that finds unbridled wildchild Nick(Hunt), who is terminally ill, scams Terry(Arquette) out of committing suicide. Nick lives out his final days with a reckless abandon, dragging the terminally square Terry along for the ride. Along the way, Terry finds the passion to live again. A complete masterpiece!

Patrick McGaw, J.E Freeman and Kathryn Erbe were all brilliant in supporting roles, and Brad Hunt was perfectly cast alongside Arquette. Rarely does a film come out that is so compelling, witty, dark and surreal than this gem. Highly recommend to buy rather than rent.


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