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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

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Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

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The Cook  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,160 (USA) (14 March 2003)

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$410,241 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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Trivia

The turd that appears to drop out of Mena Suvari is actually a softened up Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. See more »

Goofs

When Ross and The Cook go to the truck stop to pick up "ingredients", they run the car into a sign bending it backwards. When they leave the truck stop, the sign is straight again. See more »

Quotes

Ross: You guys should *really* open a window in here.
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Based on the truth... and lies See more »

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References Gummo (1997) See more »

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Dr. Feelgood
(Composed by Nikki Sixx / Mick Mars)
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy Mötley Records
Under license of Sixx Gunner Tunes / Mars Mountain Music /
WB Music Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
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Tie me off and shoot.....
20 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the genre of "drug films" this one has to be, in my opinion, one of the best. The aesthetics and dynamics are spot on. The gritty, filthy and discordant atmosphere encrusted around the typical meth-head's life looks and feels like the real deal here. John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari are dead on in their portrayals of two dysfunctional people in a relationship mixed with sex, love and drugs (or more appropriately, love FOR drugs). Mickey Rourke's character conveys a menacing presence delivered through the actor's characteristic cool and laid back style. Of course Brittany Murphy's character is a continuous delight and pleasure to behold in every way. Even the police presence is entertaining.

The whole package gives the feel of being right there. Not to mention a "healthy dose" of delusional hallucinations for you to chew on in between heart palpitations. If you're looking for a great "druggie" film with a strong comedic undertone, I guarantee you'll get your fix with this one.


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