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Still Breathing (1997)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Rawls ...
Steven Lambert ...
Man in Alley (as Steve Lambert)
Brigitte (as Wendy Benson)
Katie Hagan ...
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother
Jeff Schweickert ...
Bill Gundry ...


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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Plot Keywords:

puppeteer | con artist | dream | ivy | love | See All (28) »


The love of a lifetime can begin with a dream See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jos disem  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Fletcher McBracken: Are you gonna make me stand with my back against the wall, blindfolded, with a cigarette in my mouth?
Rosalyn Willoughby: Only if you beg.
Fletcher McBracken: [stammering] Will you *please* make me stand against the wall, with my back to the wall, with the blindfold on, and a cigarette around my mouth?
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A Martini for Mancini
Written and Performed by Joseph L. Altruda (as Joey Altruda)
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Beautiful, spellbinding
21 November 2003 | by (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't remember how I came across this unheard-of movie a few years ago, but I am a fan of Brendan Fraser and so I settled back to watch it. I'd never heard one little thing about this movie before, and I was so pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. There was a quiet magic about the whole story. It was a beautiful, peaceful, serene experience just to watch the relationship develop and to enjoy those stunning scenic shots. When the movie ended I felt so relaxed and refreshed! Some months later I had a chance to watch it again, and once again it was like a calming meditation. "Beautiful" and "Magical" are the only two words coming to mind to describe this movie. It's excellent, and I recommend it highly if you're in the mood for something sweet and peaceful that will make you feel much more alive afterwards. I give it 8 out of 10. Wonderful movie.

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