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Still Breathing (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. ... See full summary »

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Storyline

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along. Written by Ed Lorusso

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puppeteer | con artist | dream | ivy | love | See more »

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True love, midnight visions and stacking rocks. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$86,659 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$212,267 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Trivia

The stone crafter story that Fletcher tells to Roz is a local legend about La Ventana de Rosa (the Rose Window), at the Mission San José in San Antonio. See more »

Goofs

Fletcher McBracken, after loosely and raggedly cutting out a women's picture, goes to throw it in a basket, and when it lands in the basket the cut out picture is perfectly and roundly trimmed right up to the image of the women. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher McBracken: Lemme ask you a question, Phil - and you don't have to answer it if you don't want to. D'you think that every last thread of intelligent life has chosen to huddle in either New York or LA? Or do you really believe that-that this soulless sinkhole has anything to do with real life humanity - namely integrity, compassion, dignity? Y'know what, don't answer that, Phil. Just lemme just give you some advice. Next time you're driving through Texas, you better stay clear of all the trailer parks. And ...
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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Written by Bob Hilliard (as Robert Hilliard) and David Mann
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
Appears Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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For romantics only.
9 March 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

With "Still Breathing", Robinson takes a risky but brave approach to romantic comedy/light-drama with a dreamy concoction of unlikely bedfellows, quirky characters, implausibilities, capriciousness, paranormal events, art, and romance. Fraser plays a Texas street performer who seeks out the girl of his dreams (literally) in Los Angeles, a hard-hearted and cynical scam-artist (Going). Viewers will have to shut down the left side of their brains and just go with it to appreciate this fairy tale flick. Those who do may find pleasingly romantic metaphors in piling rocks, stories about windows, and other stuff which left-brainers would deem nonsense. Different enough for a look.


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