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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:
Lorrie Papadopoulos ... Addict (uncredited)
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

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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)
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Anachronisms: 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 »
Donnie:Please let me stay, Dick. Please. I can take care of myself. You go. You gotta get out of here!See more »
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References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
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41 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
april wine is back, 27 December 2009
Author: edumacated from United States

yeah. yeah. yeah. for me, it's the best dope shooter movie since drug store cowboy. but spun was really good too. but anyway, drugstore cowboy made me want to shoot dope, but this flick made me want to flush it all down the toilet. it is a big bummer. no glamor at all.

high life, shows that dope draws many types of people together in common junky endeavors--primarily getting high, but also in doing time.

these guys don't just share the junky drive, they also share the junky attention span. they're like two year olds--the world flying by them doesn't exist past six hours and the need for the next bump.

and timothy olyphant, man he's good. i'd watch a half hour infomercial if he was in it. and hopefully he'll just keep getting better--that is if he isn't pulled off course by some home-made junky fix, or he just gets burned out on all that Hollywood crud.

i really liked this, it's a good flick. the characters are well developed, but that's kinda easy--you probably know all these guys already; except i hope there's no bug in your life. cause' if there is, chances are you're living this movie and not watching it.

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