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Manic (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  23 May 2003 (USA)
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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of ... See full summary »

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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of serious problems. Lyle interacts with other patients and staff on a human, and sometimes not so human level. The psychological problems of the patients also forms the fabric by which we see what's right with them, and what's wrong with the society that affects them. Written by Scott from Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Manic - Weggesperrt  »

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$7,628 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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$69,716 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Most of the extras in the movie were teenagers that had actually been in hospitals to treat depression. See more »

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Chad: That's gotta be the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my entire life!
Sara: Don't fucking call me stupid.
Chad: I didn't say you were stupid, butch, I said your opinion was stupid, because it is!
Sara: Wolverine has steel plates in his bones
Chad: [interrupting] So what?
Sara: And Batman has a little fucking belt and a little fucking cape. What the hell is he gonna do with that? Wolverine would take him down in 2 seconds.
Chad: Batman is so much smarter, and so much more of an intelligent fighter then like
Sara: [interrupting] What is ...
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Excellent! Where is Cheadle's award????
17 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Why Don Cheadle did not receive a major award for this film is shocking! This is one of the best actors around today and his performance in this film is amazing. It's the subtle way he handles himself and the intense focus that he gives that is very rare these days. He works a lot but I feel he is one of the more underrated actors around. That said, the rest of the cast is also excellent! Such strong acting from all of them. The filmkmaking is very realistic...they were going for that "documentary" style shoot and they captures it very well...finally, I'm always very happy to see a great film shot on video...It's not money that makes a film good, it's talent!


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