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Dr. Dorian Shanley
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William Shanley
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Anna Michelzewski
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Dr. Eilene Preminger
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Dorian Shanley, is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy. While Dorian's life and career take a nosedive, Shanley numbs the pain of losing his father, William Shanley, to a form of Alzheimer's common in prizefighters. To further complicate circumstances, Dorian falls in love with his girlfriend's best friend from college, Anna. The film follows Shanley through a maze of pharmacies, clubs and binges and surgeries, into the heart of drug abuse. Written by Anonymous

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Lyrics by Dylan Berry (as Berry) / Ross
Music by Mark David (as David) / William Tabanou (as Tabanou) / Noah Lifschey (as Lifschey)
Published by DT Pinstripe (ASCAP)
Performed by The Shake Joint and NBS
Co-Produced by Peter Alexander Zachos (as Peter Zachos) & Orlando Sanchez
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A scary kind of heart surgeon
13 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was just reading an article on addiction and doctors when I rented this one...

How appropriate. Never heard of it before and was surprised. A much better film than the cover (which looked kinda "B". It is obviously a low budget film but certainly has heart and good performances. Dug that it wasn't afraid to be a little sexy too. A tad slow for a commercial film. Had a late sixties/early seventies feel to it (sans the hip hop soundtrack) which made me dig it all the more. Online I found a mention that the film was based on a true story. If that is so it is actually quiet a scary film.


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