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Speed of Life (1999)

Saturn (original title)
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A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Drew
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Dad
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Sarah
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Arturo / Satan
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Carter
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Eileen
Cesar Leonardo ...
Dealer #1 (as Cesar L. Aramburu)
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Louise
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Dr. Wrye
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Mr. Corber
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Mean Nurse
Solomon Cobitt ...
Soda Man
Brenda Denmark ...
Overworked Nurse (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
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Orderly (as Chad Coleman)
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A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to become a pusher. He gets further drawn in by a wild girl for whom he does procure drugs and gets involved in a wild sexual relationship. All of these factors weigh on the man until the inevitable conclusion is reached. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, drug use, language, nudity and brief violence
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17 April 1999 (USA)  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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amazingly moving
1 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

When the title menu came up, there was no special feature. This was an indication to me that the movie would suck. What a shock I was in for. The film is just what the summary is. I could maybe add one more line for the ending. It is a deeply emotionally mature and sensitive film that blends eloquent film-making with a writer's sensitive rhythm to words and silences, all perfectly executed with the most awesome performances from the actors, director, and film crew. My wife started sobbing as she talked about it. She's artsy and never sobs over films. It was THAT moving.


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