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High Life (2009)

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

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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
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Jamie
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Addict 2
Susan Kelso ...
Addict 3
Harry Nelken ...
Addict 4
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

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Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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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 Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Published by Jondora Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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27 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

yeah. yeah. yeah. for me, it's the best dope shooter movie since drug store cowboy. but spun was really good too. but anyway, drugstore cowboy made me want to shoot dope, but this flick made me want to flush it all down the toilet. it is a big bummer. no glamor at all.

high life, shows that dope draws many types of people together in common junky endeavors--primarily getting high, but also in doing time.

these guys don't just share the junky drive, they also share the junky attention span. they're like two year olds--the world flying by them doesn't exist past six hours and the need for the next bump.

and timothy olyphant, man he's good. i'd watch a half hour infomercial if he was in it. and hopefully he'll just keep getting better--that is if he isn't pulled off course by some home-made junky fix, or he just gets burned out on all that Hollywood crud.

i really liked this, it's a good flick. the characters are well developed, but that's kinda easy--you probably know all these guys already; except i hope there's no bug in your life. cause' if there is, chances are you're living this movie and not watching it.


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