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Slipstream (2007)

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

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11 April 2008 (Brazil)  »

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

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$6,273 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Vulture: Have a nice day.
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The movie is shown underneath the credits, rewinding at a high speed. See more »


Soundtracks

Mi Par D'Udire Ancor
(from "The Pearl Fishers")
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Beniamino Gigli
Courtesy of Dynamic Records
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obviously insane
19 January 2015 | by (Lost Angels CA) – See all my reviews

"You see, Willard, in this world, things get... confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, practical filmmaking necessity. But out there in Hollywood with these actors, it must be a temptation to... be a director.

Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irrational, between good filmmaking and pointless, artsy-fartsy crap. And good movies do NOT always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side of the screen overcomes what Lewis called, "your best entertainment."

And as you can see, by watching just 30 seconds of this rubbish, Sir Anthony has obviously gone insane."

"Yes, sir. Absolutely. Obviously insane."


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