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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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 »


Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: I know. It's more of a curse than a blessing.
Rosalyn Willoughby: What?
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: Being smart and what people call beautiful. I'm not bragging, but in my day I was considered quite a catch. I don't think I ever met a man I felt could outsmart me - out-think me. How those silly creatures did bore me. Oh, it does cause quite a fuss, that combination: smart and beautiful. But it's mostly in your own gut. See, the problem is, you stop believing that he *could* be out there waiting for you.
Rosalyn Willoughby: Who?
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: Your true love.
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A Long Walk
Written and Performed by Junior Brown
Junior Brown appears courtesy of The Curb Music Company LLC
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Deep meaning flowing through it - Excellently cast
15 June 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

If you are not a sensitive guy - don't bother. Otherwise, this film is a treat. You must see the film in its entirety or you will not get it. Super casting job - I do not know of any others who could have handled the parts so well. A true look beyond the superficial plastic sides of characters we usually see. A truly pleasing experience to watch. Brendan Frasier and Joanna Going have much more going for them then the typical fluff of Hollywood types and this movie displays their depth well. Celeste Holm is enchanting and the supporting cast add much color and flavor.

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