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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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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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Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Alto Golpe  »

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$1,088, 10 January 2010, Limited Release
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Trivia

Hughes, Griffith, Woytowich were all in " "ATM" together. High Life takes place in 1983 when ATM'S were just becoming popular and the ATM plays a part in the film's plot. 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 »

Quotes

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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Features 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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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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