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High Life (2009)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
Bug
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Dick
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Billy
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Strung-Out Doctor
Steve Ratzlaff ...
Prison Guard
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Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ...
Ken
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Lynn
Turk Scatliff ...
Jamie
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Addict 1
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Addict 2
Susan Kelso ...
Addict 3
Harry Nelken ...
Addict 4
Tracy Beemer ...
Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
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Storyline

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

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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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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Donnie: Dick...
Dick: What is it, Donnie?
Donnie: Uh, can I get a nickle?
Dick: Donnie, why are you asking me for...
Donnie: I don't have any money.
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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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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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