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High Life (2009)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 March 2010 (USA)
Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.

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Bug
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Dick
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Billy
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Strung-Out Doctor
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Prison Guard
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Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ...
Ken
Kelly Wolfman ...
Lynn
Turk Scatliff ...
Jamie
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Harry Nelken ...
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Tracy Beemer ...
Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
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It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea. Written by Anonymous

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The perfect crime... the not so-perfect team See more »

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Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Joe Anderson and Timothy Olyphant would later star in "The Crazies" together See more »

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When Billy is walking by the bank, a late-model Dodge Ram can be seen reflected in the window. The film is set in 1983. See more »

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Donnie: I only get sick when I eat.
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References The Tenant (1976) See more »

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You Could Have Been a Lady
Performed by April Wine
Written by Errol Ainsworth Brown & Anthony Tony Wilson
Published by Finchley Music Corporation (ASCAP)
by arrangement with Backstage Music Publishing, Toronto-Canada o/b/o Music & Media International
Courtesy of BC Music & Consulting
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Bad reputation and ideas makes bad result
14 February 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

How I love to discover hidden little gems like this dark comedy about a bunch if criminals. High on dope and low on IQ, high on aims but low on life, this film by Canadian director Gary Yates succeeds in being his most interesting so far.

With a serious undertone, still the main thing of this film is to entertain, but also gives a good glimpse into the everyday life of petty time criminals addicted to drugs. And entertaining it is, if you're not expecting too much of an action flick.

We meet Dick (Timothy Olyphant) and some of his bad buddies back in 1983, all dependent on drugs, and all except one, jail birds. Dick involves Bug, Don and Billy in a bank heist. Of course a very bad idea, with a very stupid gang, which has to go horribly wrong...

Well acted by all, suitable for such a comedy. A great and very suitable score follows the film throughout, adding to the pleasant watch. You might want more of the ending, but otherwise this does the job. You also might react to the cars being used in the film is very worn to be in the eighties, and the Mercedes used there didn't come into production until 1986. But that shouldn't ruin your enjoyment of watching this. It's not by any means a fast paced film, more slow, but relying in he acting. Nice little film!


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