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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kharl Anton Leigh ...
Young Boy Rodriguez
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Frank
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Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ...
Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ...
Long Haired Man
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Josie
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Russle
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William
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Isold
Alfred Harmsworth ...
Thor
Vladas Bagdonas ...
Coroner
Felix Eyjólfsson ...
Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir ...
Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson ...
Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)
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Storyline

After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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26 December 2005 (Iceland)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner would later appear in Arrival (2016). See more »

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Murr Murr
Song by Mugison and Pétur Ben
Lyrics by Mugison
Performed by Mugison and Pétur Ben
Copyright Ipecac Records (USA), 12 Tonar (Scandinavia) and Accidental Records (Worldwide)
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Excellent film noir
5 December 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I love the characters that Forest Whitaker usually portrays in his movies: soft einzelgangers who are balancing on the thin line between good and evil. In this flick he's playing an agent for an insurance company who tries to dodge off the claims of their clients. He does a pretty swell job, scrupulous and efficient. But then he stumbles upon a messed up couple who are trying to file a claim over a dead brother. Our protagonist feels that there is something wrong, and he dives in the lives of the two to find any sleaze and dirt. And, as expected , he does find something that can stir things up.

This movie reminded me of ''Fargo'' and '' A simple plan ''. Like in those flicks, ''A little trip...'' deals with the brutalities that people will do to each other out of pure greed. It's also about the cruel way of thinking that a life insurance can make up for the loss of a human life, and how insurance companies like you to believe that. It's a modern film noir with an excellent cast, a beautiful soundtrack and atmospheric sequences in the rain or snow. Maybe the tone is a bit too sad and nihilistic for the big crowd, it definitely deserves more than the meager 6 it's receiving here.


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