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


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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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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: 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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Written by Lloyd Glenn
Performed by Lloyd Glenn with Joe Pullum
Courtesy of Swing Time Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Deeper than it sounds
13 June 2003 | by (Zionsville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Still Breathing is a cute, feel good movie for all romantics out there. It is quorky, and even in its simplisitic thinking, it is truly a 'deep movie'. Brendan Fraser is terrific as Fletcher, and Joanna Going is splendid as Roz. However, many people might look down at this movie because it is rather, well, fictional. Many believe that true love is implausible, but this movie teaches that whatever the scenario, true love is completely realistic. I enjoyed this movie very much and hope that, without becoming repetitive, there will be more like it.

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