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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Cook  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the cook calls Ross at his apartment, after Nikki hung up on him, cook says "don't you EVERY lie to me...." instead of ever. See more »


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Nikki: [revealing to Ross that she has a son] The state took him away. It's weird, cause stuff happens and you don't really notice it while it's happening... life is sort of passing by. I held him once. Yeah, he felt so nice in my arms. And then they took him away. And I'm gonna hold him again. I'm gonna hold him real tight. I'm gonna hold him so tight that no one can ever take him away from me ever again.
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References What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) See more »


Du Gav Mig Ljusa Minnen
(Roland Cedermark)
Performed by Vikingarna
Courtesy of NMG
Under license of NMG Publishing
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User Reviews

A Oscar worthy movie, no doubt
23 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This happens to be my favorite movie of all time. A lot of people misunderstand this movie when they watch it. YES, the movie does not have a real point, but it does show you how the speed life is. This movie does a great job portraying that, better than any movie i've seen. You could categorize this movie as educational if you wanted. If you know anybody on speed and you you want to know how it's like, watch this and you'll get the picture. This is the best movie in drug cinema. There need to be more films like this.

It also has a great cast. I'm surprised and disappointed to see this movie never got to the mainstream. I guess people shy from the truth.

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