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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Geleynse ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
Chris Brown ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
Susan Ginwalla ...
Herself - San Raphael, CA
Caroline Pressley ...
Herself - Gene's Friend, South San Francisco, CA
Gene Sprague ...
Himself - Born December 11, 1969
Elizabeth 'Lisa' Smith ...
Herself - Born September 27, 1959
Rachel Marker ...
Herself - Lisa's Mother, Healdsburg, CA
Tara Harrell ...
Herself - Lisa's Sister, Healdsburg, CA
Lyle Smith ...
Himself - Lisa's Brother, San Jose, CA
Dave Williams ...
Himself - Gene's Friend, Covina, CA
Christina Koelling ...
Herself - Lisa's Assisted Living Coordinator, Corte Madre, CA
Wally Manikow ...
Himself - Philip's Parent, Midlothian, VA
Mary Manikow ...
Herself - Philip's Parent, Midlothian, VA
Matt Rossi ...
Himself - Gene's Friend, Concord, CA
Jen Rossi ...
Herself - Gene's Friend, Concord, CA
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular suicide destination in the world, and those drawn by its call. Steel and his crew filmed the bridge during daylight hours from two separate locations for all of 2004, recording most of the two dozen deaths in that year (and preventing several others). They also taped interviews with friends, families and witnesses, who recount in sorrowful detail stories of struggles with depression, substance abuse and mental illness. Raises questions about suicide, mental illness and civic responsibility as well as the filmmaker's relationship to his fraught and complicated material. Written by G. Leggat

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Be afraid of what lies beneath...

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Rated R for disturbing content involving suicide, and for some language | See all certifications »

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16 February 2007 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,313 (USA) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$179,780 (USA) (9 March 2007)
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The filmmakers captured 23 of the 24 known Golden Gate suicides in 2004. See more »

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Herself - Gene's Friend, South San Francisco, CA: I don't know why people kill themselves. And yet, it's a small step to empathize... to say... well, because I think we all experience moments of despair. That, ah, it would be so much easier not to do this anymore. But for most of us, the sun comes out, and then "Oh well, Tomorrow is another day". Why he chose the Bridge? I don't know. Maybe there was a certain amount of release from pain, by pain. Maybe he just wanted to fly one time.
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A Curiously Haunting Fusion of Awe-Inspired Mystery and Loss of Hope
28 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have ever stood and looked at the Golden Gate Bridge, you know its undeniable effect on the psyche. It is an amazing and (for me) eerie structure.

"The Bridge" is a low budget documentary that delicately, yet honestly presents a common occurrence on the bridge: suicide jumpers. Actual footage of several jumpers is shown in the midst of interviews with loved ones trying to make sense out of the senseless.

Effectively, "The Bridge" is tied together by a single story of one individual whose footage is featured through-out the film to be concluded with a quite dramatic sequence.

What I enjoyed most was the interview and story of a young teen boy who decided he wanted to live as he was plummeting to the water below and miraculously survived.

One portion of the film that I would have preferred edited out was the mother and sister of one of the victims. Their interview became obnoxious as the sister kept interrupting the mother.

"The Bridge" dug into me and clenched a nerve. It will stay with me for some time.


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