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Jesus' Son (1999)

 -  Drama  -  21 July 2000 (UK)
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A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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FH
Robert Michael Kelly ...
Salesman
Torben Brooks ...
Car Crash Driver
Dierdre Lewis ...
Driver's Wife
Jimmy Moffit ...
Car Crash Doctor
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Dead Man's Wife
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Steve Buck ...
Richard
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Tom
Scott Oster ...
Stan
Brooke Rachel Shive ...
Beatle (as Brooke Shive)
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Jack Hotel
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McInnes
Jesse Weaver Jr. ...
Carl
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Dundun (as Mike Shannon)
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Storyline

A gentle and usually mellow young man, who sometimes knows things before they happen and gets vibes of premonition, tell us his story: how he met Michelle in Iowa in 1971, how he got the name Fuckhead, how she introduced him to heroin and their falling in love, his thieving, his hospital work and their time in Chicago when she gets pregnant, detox, going to Phoenix to live, AA meetings and a dance, working at a care center where he learns to touch the residents, and modifying his daily schedule so that he passes a neighboring Mennonite household at the right time to hear the wife sing Gospel songs in the shower. Slowly, very slowly, FH lets his gifts emerge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use, strong language, sexuality and some violent images | See all certifications »

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21 July 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Az élet kalandja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,089 (USA) (16 June 2000)

Gross:

$1,282,084 (USA) (18 August 2000)
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The movie's title comes from a line in the Velvet Underground song "Heroin". See more »

Goofs

In the hitchiking scene, FH predicts he will be picked up by a family driving an Oldsmobile, and when he is picked up it is presented as if he predicted correctly, but the car they are driving is a Chevrolet, not an Oldsmobile. See more »

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Mira: Doesn't it make you grateful? Because they were... they were people just like us, only unluckier.
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Strange film, but a good one
8 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this, it's different. The plot is non-linear, but that doesn't really matter. It contains scenes that may disturb, but for one reason or another, I forgot to be disturbed. The acting is very good, I don't think I'd ever seen a Billy Crudup film before, and came away with a new name to search for. The soundtrack is excellent, the humour is odd, but it's the supporting cast which make the film; the cameo's are all spot on. I dislike Denis Leary, but he's good here, I wasn't a particularly big fan of JB Jack Black either, but he shines here and I saw him in a new light.

Low budget, sure, more films could do with the charm of this one, it tries to do something different, and I think it's a winner.


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