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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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Director: Don Scardino
Stars: Patrick Breen, Andy Dick, Alice Drummond
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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 (as Steve Ratzlaff)
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Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ...
Ken
Kelly Wolfman ...
Lynn
Turk Scatliff ...
Jamie
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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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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Sutherland (Timeline) Enns (The Lazarus Project) Ratzlaff (The Lazarus Project) and Hughes (The Lazarus Project) Kelso (The Lazarus Project) Mcmillan (The Lazarus Project) and Beemer (The Lazarus Project) have all played alongside the late Paul Walker See more »

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The Mercedes Benz used to leave the garage is a 1987 model. Also, even if it were a 1983 it is in really poor condition. Also the car is equipped with a detachable face CD player. While CD's were commercially available in 1983 detachable face players were not. See more »

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Donnie: Please let me stay, Dick. Please. I can take care of myself. You go. You gotta get out of here!
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Features The Tenant (1976) See more »

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Say Hello
Performed by April Wine
Written by Myles Goodwyn
Published by Northern Goody Two Tunes (SOCAN)
Courtesy of 'Capitol Records [us]' / Aquarius Records
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Another unrecognized gem!
5 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this on Showtime, and it struck me as a real gem flying low under the radar. Though obviously not big budget, it held my interest and really worked. Excellent script, acting, etc. (For some reason it reminded me of Dustin Hoffman's "Straight Time".)

While Showtime has far more than its share of truly awful gay vampire flesh eating low budget considerable violations of the film genre pieces of crapola, sometimes, "even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then."

Consider this little jewel a humble acorn undeserved by Showtime.

This flick really works. I've done some time on the street, and have seen the interaction of morons with reality. One is left pondering that classic bit of wisdom, "The best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray..."

But, even if you are a loser, you have to play out your hand. What the arty fartsy French existentialists would term, "La condition humaine."


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