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Speed of Life (1999)

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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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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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One word: Brilliant
21 April 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

What an incredible movie, intense and touching.

The storyline is incredible, and the pace with which it's told is simply perfect. The cinematography by Matthew Libatique and the music by Ryeland Allison fit perfectly and complement one another.

I found myself hooked from the very first minute and stayed hooked till the very last.

The cast is incredible; Leo Burmester is absolutely incredible, very intense and heart-touching.

But the one I've enjoyed most in this movie is Scott Caan. I am a huge fan of his, but I don't think I've ever seen him better than here. He's really carrying the whole story by himself, an absolutely believable and realistic performance. His pain and brokenness translate to the viewer, they are absolutely palpable.

Definitely a must-see, a true gem of movie making


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