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Dream with the Fishes (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 1997 (USA)
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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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
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Terry's Bowling 'Date'
Katherine Copenhaver ...
Nick's Bowling 'Date'
Gary Brickman ...
Drug Dealer
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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

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$464,655 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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Librarian: Bashful, he's the one everybody forgets.
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No dreams or fishes were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »


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Wing
Written and Performed by Patti Smith
Used by permission of Druse Music and ARZO Publishing
Courtesy of Arista Records
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22 August 1999 | by (Mt. View, Ca) – See all my reviews

I hope you are all as tired as I am of seeing the same repetition of trite films that we are bombarded with. Your local blockbuster new release wall is a shrine full of such poor excuses for film making. When you have a medium so rich and so full of posibilites it is sad to have to suffer through such recycled garbage or non stop toilet humor. This film does neither. This is a movie that for a change explores something that should be meaningful to all of us, life. It does not do it in a cynical and overly oh I am trying to be clever way like The Last Supper. Rather this film has a philosophy and does not cop out like say City of Angels where Nicholas Cage decides who cares if God doesn't care as long as I can go swimming naked. Sure the actors are not the best but then Top Flight actors do not play peeping Tom perverts or dying hill billies for the most part. What you do get is a good story that is worth your while. It is listed as a comedy but film's like this defy genre because it is a story. It is a story with its own points and messages that is not carefully placed into a three act dramatic structure. Go watch October Sky if you want heart warming.


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