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Manic (2001)

R | | Drama | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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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You can't escape yourself. See more »

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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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Shot with the Sony PD150 digital video camera. See more »

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Chad: I'd rather feel like total shit sometimes, and God the rest of the time, than just like - ok all the time, you know? Fuck mediocrity
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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All Hands on the Bad One
Written by Sleater-Kinney
Performed by Sleater-Kinney
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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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