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Speed of Life (1999)
"Saturn" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  17 April 1999 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Mtume Gant ...
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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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Speed of Life  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Beautiful
5 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie was so beautiful and so moving, I cried while watching it.

I was impressed by the visual style and completely unaware of the acting - that's how caught up I was.

I prefer the music on the original film as Saturn before it was redone as Speed of Life.

One of my very favorite movies.


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