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Oxygen (1999)

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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:
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Det. Madeline Foster
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Harry
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Clark Hannon
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Frances Hannon
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Capt. Tim Foster
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Det. Jesse
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FBI Agent Jackson Lantham
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Madeline's Lover
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FBI Agent Phil Kline
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Det. Jerome Jerzy
Michael Henderson ...
Greg 'Handsome' Evans
Robert Shepard ...
Sal the Bartender
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Scary Guy
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Joe the Cop
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Chris the Cop (as Christopher James Quinn)
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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 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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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12 November 1999 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

During the first car chase immediately after the small red car pulls in front of Harry and Det. Foster the passenger-side door panel can be seen smashed in. This is before any contact between the two cars. See more »

Quotes

Harry: You and I like a little pleasure with our pain.
Madeline Foster: I am NOT like you.
Harry: Really.
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Filmed between torrential rainstorms on location in New York City See more »

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

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27 August 1999 | by (Napa, California) – See all my reviews

I think this is a pretty good movie. Basically, Maura Tierney plays a detective who has some very big personal problems to deal with and gets sucked into a kidnapping case only to become the last hope the victim has.

I especially like the way Maura is cast as the leading role. Refreshingly, she is a real woman with very real problems. Most people probably cannot relate with the specific issues she has to deal with, but the one thing I was left with when the movie was over was that she was 100% believable. She's not some kind of "super" human like every other star in a good-guy vs. bad-guy movie. She's just a smart detective who manages to stay alive.


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