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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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Madeline Foster
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Harry
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Clark Hannon
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Frances Hannon
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Tim
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Jackson Lantham
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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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 »

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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 »

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Madeline Foster: My father only liked to see me when I was perfect.
Jessie: Who the hell is perfect?
Madeline Foster: Exactly.
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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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Written by Fred Wilhelm
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Great B Thriller
31 May 2003 | by (Newington, CT) – See all my reviews

Good performances, especially from Adrien Brody as a psychotic sadistic killer with a Houdini obsession and Maura Tierney as a cop, make this film stand out. The story is good, but would have suffered in the hands of a less competent director and cast. This is a movie that depends a lot on performance to deliver, and it does. Some of the supporting cast could have been played by better actors, but they are serviceable and are mostly meant to occasionally prod the story along another notch. On the whole, the cast stays out of the way of Brody and Tierney, who are the whole show. It's definitely worth seeing, and another one of those films that seemingly came out of nowhere, as I never heard of it before. I like solid B movies, and this stands out as one of the best. Its obscurity helps to conceal its surprises, and it helps to be surprised with this movie. I gave it an 8 out of 10.


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