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High Life -- With thrilling action, wickedly funny humor and an addictive soundtrack, HIGH LIFE carries on the tradition of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino!
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Bug

Timothy Olyphant ... Dick

Joe Anderson ... Donnie

Rossif Sutherland ... Billy

Jon Ted Wynne ... Strung-Out Doctor
Steve Ratzlaff ... Prison Guard

Mark McKinney ... Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ... Ken

Kelly Wolfman ... Lynn
Turk Scatliff ... Jamie

Leigh Enns ... Addict 1

Will Woytowich ... Addict 2
Susan Kelso ... Addict 3
Harry Nelken ... Addict 4
Tracy Beemer ... Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
Ross McMillan ... Bank Manager
Mike Bell ... Moondog (as Michael Bell)

Brittany Scobie ... Alma

Sarah Constible ... Alex

Aaron Hughes ... Auto Mechanic 1
Erik Fjeldsted ... Auto Mechanic 2

Doreen Brownstone ... Cheesecake Woman
Joy Lazo ... Woman in Store
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjorie Roden ... Knitter at Meeting (uncredited)
Gordon Tanner ... Addict 5 (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Yates 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee MacDougall  play
Lee MacDougall  written by
Gary Yates  writer

Produced by
Robin Cass .... producer
Avi Federgreen .... co-producer
Liz Jarvis .... co-producer
Morris Ruskin .... executive producer
Anna Stratton .... executive producer
Gary Yates .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Michael Marshall 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Deanne Rohde 
Art Direction by
Larry Spittle 
Set Decoration by
Owen Bird 
Costume Design by
Maureen Petkau 
Makeup Department
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Machnee .... daily makeup assistant (as Jen Machnee)
Doug Morrow .... key makeup artist
Brenda Rocchio .... assistant hair stylist
Forest Sala .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jan Dutton .... post-production supervisor
Avi Federgreen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Antoniuk .... first assistant director
Richard Duffy .... second assistant director
Markian Saray .... third assistant director
Amanda Wowryk .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic artist
Lindsey Bart .... set decoration buyer
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Greg Gardner .... graphic artist
Rachel Kendall .... set dresser
Alexis Labra .... set dresser
Robert K. Laurie .... set dresser (as Robert Laurie)
Robert K. Laurie .... set dresser
Jeffrey Lesage .... set dresser (as Jeff Lesage)
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... leadman
Chris Roznowsky .... assistant property master
Mark Stratton .... property master
Khali Wenaus .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
David Caporale .... assistant sound editor
Paul Capuano .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Erik Culp .... foley recordist
John Elliot .... foley assistant
Steve Hammond .... foley artist
Leon Johnson .... production sound mixer
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording assistant
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Jimi Campbell .... special effects assistant
Mark Gebel .... special effects coordinator
Lawrence Van Went .... special effects first assistant
Visual Effects by
Shane Jackson .... 2D compositor
Lori MacKay .... utility stunts
Garth Merkeley .... stunt double
Chuck Robinson .... stunt performer
Sam Robinson .... stunt performer
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene .... stunt coordinator
Dwayne Wiley .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Chow .... camera operator
Gabriel Daniels .... best boy grip
Terence Fuller .... grip
Marlin Greyeyes .... daily electrician
Casey Harrison .... second assistant camera
Ronald Hodgson .... lead electrician
Jonathan Kennedy .... lamp operator
Lainie Knox .... first assistant camera
Steve Madden .... key grip
Aaron Mallin .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Laurence Mardon .... gaffer
Conor McGoey .... daily grip
Jim McNulty .... genny operator
Reil Munro .... dolly grip
Ryan Roberts .... second assistant camera
Chris Roy .... grip
Rebecca Sandulak .... gallery photographer
Ben Stouffer .... best boy electric
Paul Suderman .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Shauna Townley .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Brian Tuesday .... daily grip
Terry Wowchuk .... still photographer
Casting Department
Sara Kay .... casting: Toronto
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Jenny Lewis .... casting: Toronto
Lori Stefaniuk .... background casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Boulet .... key costumer
Meg McMillan .... daily costumer
Sandra Soke .... costume assistant (as Sandy Soke)
Amy Sztulwark .... assistant costume designer
Angela Wells .... costume truck supervisor
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Will Hearn .... on-line editor
Chris Mayo .... on-line editor
Michelle Szemberg .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Banton-Jones .... score mixer
Jonathan Goldsmith .... musician: guitar, keyboards, bass, programming
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor (as Michael A. Perlmutter)
Lise Beauchesne .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Mysyk .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... assistant production coordinator
Neal Baksh .... location manager
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Denys Curle .... craft service
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Andrew Gallinger .... assistant location manager
Sara Holmes .... post production accountant
Cathie Hutfluss .... medical consultant
Ross Ikeda .... production accountant consultant
Patricia Jagger .... script supervisor
Michelle Angela King .... production assistant
Alf Kollinger .... stand-in
Judy Penner .... first assistant accountant
Marguerite Pigott .... story editor
RoseAnna Schick .... unit publicist
Jayson Schimnowski .... production assistant
Andrew Schulz .... locations key
Hanna Tower .... production coordinator
Brian Turley .... production accountant
Matt Webber .... stand-in
Dwayne Wiley .... horse coordinator
Adam Wojtowicz .... executive assistant
Ryan Wuckert .... location scout
Steward Aziz .... special thanks
Kenny Boyce .... special thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Fred Fuchs .... special thanks
John Galway .... special thanks
Martin Harbury .... special thanks
Jim Heber .... special thanks
Moira Holmes .... special thanks
Glenn Hughes .... special thanks
Dan Lyon .... special thanks
Anne MacKenzie .... special thanks
David McCallum .... special thanks
Steve Morrison .... special thanks
Charles Northcote .... special thanks
Brandon Paine .... special thanks
Dan Peel .... special thanks
Kevin Pollak .... special thanks
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... thanks
Catherine Stuart .... special thanks
Peter Sussman .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks
Jane Tattersall .... special thanks
Keith Tomasek .... special thanks
Paul Vella .... thanks
Carole Vivier .... special thanks
Ralph Zimmerman .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence
Germany:80 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Argentina:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | USA:R (certificate #45824)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Anachronisms: 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 »
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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References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bad reputation and ideas makes bad result, 14 February 2014
Author: OJT from Norway

How I love to discover hidden little gems like this dark comedy about a bunch if criminals. High on dope and low on IQ, high on aims but low on life, this film by Canadian director Gary Yates succeeds in being his most interesting so far.

With a serious undertone, still the main thing of this film is to entertain, but also gives a good glimpse into the everyday life of petty time criminals addicted to drugs. And entertaining it is, if you're not expecting too much of an action flick.

We meet Dick (Timothy Olyphant) and some of his bad buddies back in 1983, all dependent on drugs, and all except one, jail birds. Dick involves Bug, Don and Billy in a bank heist. Of course a very bad idea, with a very stupid gang, which has to go horribly wrong...

Well acted by all, suitable for such a comedy. A great and very suitable score follows the film throughout, adding to the pleasant watch. You might want more of the ending, but otherwise this does the job. You also might react to the cars being used in the film is very worn to be in the eighties, and the Mercedes used there didn't come into production until 1986. But that shouldn't ruin your enjoyment of watching this. It's not by any means a fast paced film, more slow, but relying in he acting. Nice little film!

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