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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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Dick
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Billy
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Strung-Out Doctor
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Prison Guard
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Jeremy
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Ken
Kelly Wolfman ...
Lynn
Turk Scatliff ...
Jamie
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Harry Nelken ...
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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 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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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 »

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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 Sound of Music (1965) 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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My 314th Review: One of the better crime comedies around
12 February 2010 | by (the big screen) – 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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