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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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Bug: Why do we even need this fancy prick?
Dick: We have been through this. If Donnie goes in, it looks like he has two days to live. No offense. You or I go in, it's like panic city.
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Features The Tenant (1976) See more »

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Age of Consent
Performed by New Order
Written by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner & Gillian Gilbert
Published by Be Music (NS),
admin. by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd (PRS)
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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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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