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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catinca Untaru ...
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Nurse Evelyn / Sister Evelyn
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Roy Walker / Red Bandit
Kim Uylenbroek ...
Aiden Lithgow ...
Alexander's Messenger
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Walt Purdy
Ronald France ...
Otto
Andrew Roussouw ...
Mr. Sabatini
Michael Huff ...
Dr. Whitaker
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Father Augustine
Emil Hostina ...
Alexandria's Father / Blue Bandit
Robin Smith ...
Luigi / One Legged Actor
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Indian / Orange Picker
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Darwin / Orderly
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Otta Benga / Ice Delivery Man
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Storyline

At a Los Angeles hospital in the 1920s, Alexandria is a child recovering from a broken arm. She befriends Roy Walker, a movie stunt man with legs paralyzed after a fall. At her request, Roy tells her an elaborate story about six men of widely varied backgrounds who are on a quest to kill a corrupt provincial governor. Between chapters of the story, Roy inveigles Alexandria to scout the hospital's pharmacy for morphine. As Roy's fantastic tale nears its end, Death seems close at hand. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Little Blessing In Disguise.


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Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 January 2008 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$79,611 (USA) (9 May 2008)

Gross:

$2,280,348 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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The cinematic poster for this movie is based on the Salvador Dali painting, "1935_03_Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as an Apartment", circa 1935. See more »

Goofs

When Alexandria brings Roy the communion wafer she takes a big bite leaving nothing but a sliver left but in the next shot she offers the rest to Ron and it is much bigger than it was when she took a bite. See more »

Quotes

Alexandria: [crying as Roy finishes the story] Why are you making everyone die?
Roy Walker: Because... everything dies
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Connections

Features One A.M. (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

Mystical Directions to Odious (Chak-Chak)
Written by Ketut Rina and Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem)
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Great Film
21 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Its been 5 days since i saw this film now, and I'm still thinking about it. It achieves an intense feeling of epic grandeur with its fantasy scenes, which are visually mesmerising. The casting was excellent, i thought the acting was very good, especially since all the actors/actresses are fairly unknown, especially the girl who plays Alexandria - an incredibly natural performance; this can probably be attributed to Tarsem's approach.

This film will make you laugh and cry simultaneously and has a profound effect on the viewer.

I actually found viewing it somewhat humbling, i just tried to appreciate it tot he best of my ability.


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