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Broken Vessels (1998)

 -  Drama  -  29 July 1999 (USA)
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A young Pennsylvania man moves to Los Angeles to begin work for an ambulance service. There he is teamed with a supremely confident vet who seemingly has gone through a large number of ... See full summary »

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Plot unknown. Described as a political thriller.

Director: Todd Field
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Cast

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Jimmy
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Tom
Roxana Zal ...
Elizabeth
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Susy
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Mr. Chen
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Gramps
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Jed
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Jill
Dave Neilson ...
Rick
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Bo
Charlie Spradling ...
Ginger (as Charley Spradling London)
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Karen
Roger Castillo ...
Oscar (as Rodrigo Castillo)
David Baer ...
Bob
Al Israel ...
Detective McMahon
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A young Pennsylvania man moves to Los Angeles to begin work for an ambulance service. There he is teamed with a supremely confident vet who seemingly has gone through a large number of partners. Initially the novice is awed by the more experienced man's capabilities to deal with the high pressure situations they encounter. However, gradually he discovers that all is not as it seems. While the vet is ice on the surface, he actually gets through the ordeals by heavy drug use and avoids commitments. Soon the younger man finds himself pulled into the same world and has to decide what direction he wants to take. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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They're an accident waiting to happen. See more »

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Rated R for strong and continuous drug use, language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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29 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,722 (USA) (2 July 1999)

Gross:

$13,493 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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When Tom and Jimmy respond to the car accident, Jimmy shocks one of the victims with a defibrillator but doesn't press the "shock" buttons on the paddles. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I see how it's gonna be now. Some things are okay, some things aren't okay. Gotta run things by you first, see if it passes your little code of fucking ethics. Fuck you.
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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Written & Performed by Bill Laswell, Lori Carson
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Hope the Paramedic's Don't Come to My Aid !
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Had no idea what this film was going to present itself as, and was quite surprised by the great acting of rather unknown actors who were all fantastic in every way. Todd Field, (Jimmy) is an experienced Ambulance Drive & so called medic who comes to the aid of all kinds of horrible situations and even an old man who needs a fix daily. Jimmy shows the ropes to Jason London, (Tom), who is from Pa. and has some experience at being a Paramedic; the two of them make for an interesting team who break every rule in the book and still manage to do their jobs. A crazy wild chick named Susan Taylor, (Susy) "Man of God",'05, gets interested in Jimmy & Tom and shares her deep dark secrets, besides showing off her hot body in a bikini. If you ever need an Ambulance Driver or Medic, just hope and pray you never get a pair like Jimmy & Tom !


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