An Easter story. Frank is a Manhattan medic, working graveyard in a two-man ambulance team. He's burned out, exhausted, seeing ghosts, especially a young woman he failed to save six months' before, and no longer able to save people: he brings in the dead. We follow him for three nights, each with a different partner: Larry, who thinks about dinner, Marcus, who looks to Jesus, and Tom, who wallops people when work is slow. Frank befriends the daughter of a heart victim he brings in; she's Mary, an ex-junkie, angry at her father but now hoping he'll live. Frank tries to get fired, tries to quit, and keeps coming back, to work and to Mary, in need of his own rebirth. Written by
The last Martin Scorsese film released in the 20th century. See more »
When Frank and Marcus use Narcan on I.B. Bangin, Frank injects the Narcan into one of the wrist veins. Drugs are never main-lined without a patent I.V. because possible infiltration of the drug would cause tissue damage. If an I.V. can't be established, Narcan is given either intramuscular (I.M.) or intranasal (I.N.). See more »
[Frank and Marcus are delivering a baby in a rundown building]
Oh Jesus, we'd better go. Call for backup. It's coming.
My God, Frank, what the hell is that?
It's three legs.
That's too many.
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I and I Survive (Slavery Days)
Written by Burning Spear and Philip Fullwood
Performed by Burning Spear
Courtesy of Burning Music and Island Records, Inc.
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As an emergency physician and film buff, this film is one of my favorites. Martin Scorcese utilized excellent film technique with his inventive camera shots integrated with a dark comedic plot (check out the triage nurse) to create a bright modern cinema masterpiece with rich characters, comedic irony, and a sense of perseverance against overwhelming angst and the dark underbelly of modern urban life. This film is a classic on a par with Harold and Maude, and the King of Hearts. Three thumbs up- (I'm dysmorphic)... In any case, this movie deserves to be watched by anyone involved in healthcare and anyone involved in EMS activities.
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