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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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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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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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Joe Anderson and Timothy Olyphant would later star in "The Crazies" together See more »

Goofs

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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References The Tenant (1976) See more »

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Diamonds Diamonds
Performed by Max Webster
Written by Kim Mitchell
Published by Marc-Cain Music (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Anthem Entertainment
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My 314th Review: One of the better crime comedies around
12 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is low down fun. It has a very well-scripted, plotted, and thought through feel to it and there really are worse ways to send your time.

It reminded us a lot of Australian cinema, where losers just keep on losing but just more and more outrageously, and it is a film that makes you laugh mostly 'cos it ain't you.

All the characters are exactly that, characters, and all of them are nicely done. Everything from the get go just works and the take on the 80s is pitch perfect - no Reaganomics and Wall Street here, this is 70s hangover time to perfection.

A fun little movie with heart, drugs, and great, great incompetence...


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