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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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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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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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Their crime is perfect. Just perfect... 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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16 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Alto Golpe  »

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$1,088, 10 January 2010, Limited Release
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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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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: Well, my one kidney's completely fucked, like dead, and the other one's only working at forty percent of something.
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References The Tenant (1976) 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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Hilarious!
27 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

The only criticism of this movie, is that it left me wanting MORE. It is one of the most darkly hilarious drug user movies I have ever seen, and each character was unique and quirky. The dialog, rhythm and strange twists and turns of the plot were highly entertaining. I would like to see more work in future projects by all these talented actors, who worked so well together. Rossif Sutherland, as Billy, was sensational, and presented a fascinating characterization. Timothy Olyphant was a very believable drug abuser, roughing up his usual extremely handsome appearance, and provided a kind of heroic center. This is edgy, brilliant work!


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