Slipstream (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  11 April 2008 (Brazil)
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Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stella Arroyave ...
Ray / Matt Dobbs / Patrolman #2
Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
Tracy / Nurse
Gavin / Ambulance Driver
Aaron Tucker ...
Chauffeur / Aaron


An actor and would-be screenwriter, who at the very moment of his meeting with Fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless. He is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams, and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. It's a surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Slipstream Dream  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,273 (USA) (26 October 2007)


$6,273 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anthony Hopkins chose a moldy, mildewy storage room at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, CA to film his bedroom dream sequence because he didn't have to dress the walls to look moldy and mildewy. He also used the Lodge Room as a sound-stage for a TV news insert for a later bar scene and filmed the front of the Lodge as an emergency room entrance for his ambulance rush sequence. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and used one of the Lodge members and his wife in the exterior scene. See more »


When characters Betty Lustig and Gina get in their vehicle, the California plate has one number; yet, as their drive continues, the license plate numbers have changed. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie is shown underneath the credits, rewinding at a high speed. See more »


It's All In The Game
Written by Carl Sigman and Charles Dawes
Performed by Tommy Edwards
Courtesy of Universal Records
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18 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was a disappointment. I was looking forward to seeing a good movie. I am the type of person who starts a movie and doesn't turn it off until the end, but I was forcing myself not to turn it off.

Theonly reason why I didn't turn it off was because I am a huge Christian Slater fan and I wanted to see him act in it. I was really speechless after I finished watching the movie.

This movie was one of the worst movies that I have seen in my life. Thank you Christian Slater for putting some humor into it. If you hadn't been in this movie I would of been bored out of my mind.

I also agree that Anthony Hopkins needs to stick to acting. By the time the movie was over I didn't even get the plot. I was both confused and annoyed.

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