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Oxygen (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 November 1999 (USA)
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A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeline Foster
Clark Hannon
Frances Hannon
Jackson Lantham
Madeline's Lover
Phil Kline
Slavko Stimac ...
Jerome Jerzy
Michael Henderson ...
Robert Shepard ...
Sal the Bartender
Scary Guy
Joe the Cop
Chris the Cop (as Christopher James Quinn)


A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried her somewhere in Manhattan while demanding a ransom from her tycoon husband. Failure to pay the ransom within 24 hours will lead the kidnapper to abandoning the woman. Dylan Baker also appears as the fed that is assigned to the case. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dying to Escape  »

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Adrien Brody was asked to sign a document clearing director 'Richard Shepard' and producers from lawsuits if Brody's teeth were damaged from the braces he wore during filming. Brody refused to sign, claiming he didn't want to sue anyone, but if his teeth were ruined during filming, he would have to sue. See more »


When Harry and Det. Foster are about to drive out of the tunnel two people can be seen in the crosswalk as well as a mail truck pulling into the street. In the next shot both the people and the truck are gone. See more »


Harry: We could put a little show on for the feds. Right here on the table. I got cigarettes.
Madeline Foster: F*ck you.
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Filmed between torrential rainstorms on location in New York City See more »


References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »


Beneath You
Written by Fred Wilhelm
Performed by Fred Wilhelm
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11 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie rocks. The acting is superb,the plot is compelling; all in all its a great watch. I'd definately recommend it. If you can, you shoud get the DVD because It has director commentary along with the two lead actors, Maura Tierney (who is amazing) and Adrian Brody (also amazing). The director and writer, Richard Shepard, is way cool as well and does a great job, especially considering the film's small budget. Very suspenseful, compelling movie.

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