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 »


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I'll Be Seeing You
Written by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Performed by Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (as Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Extremely weird and jumpy
21 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally I did not like this film very much at all. It was tiring trying to follow what was happening as the movie jumps around every 3 seconds. I kept thinking it would possibly stop and show some continuity but alas it didn't - the entire movie was like that. The cast is good and the acting was good but the plot sucked. It didn't draw me in enough to keep my attention. There is barely enough plot for how long the movie is (and it's only 90 minutes). To be honest, the only reason I finished the movie was because I had something else to do while I watched this. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you have severe ADD. I was disappointed.

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