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Passion Play (2010)

R | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2011 (Brazil)
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An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

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In Reno, the former successful trumpet player Nate Poole has a one night stand with the wife of the powerful and ruthless mobster Happy Shannon and one of his gangsters abducts Nate to kill him in the desert. Out of the blue, Nate is saved by Indians and he walks through the desert until he reaches a side show owned by Sam Adamo. Nate asks if Sam has a telephone to make a phone call to his friend Harriet, but he sees a beautiful woman with wings called Lily Luster and he asks a drink to her. Then he invites Lily to move with him to Reno. However Sam kidnaps Nate to kill him with a snake, but Lily rescues Nate with a truck and they head to Reno. Nate plots a scheme to raise some money, offering Lily to Happy. Along their journey back to Reno, Nate falls in love with her and he decides to call off the agreement with Happy. But the criminal finds Nate's hideout and abducts Lily and keeps the angel with him. Neverthless Nate is decided to rescue Lily from Hàppy's fortress. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love Is Stronger Than Death

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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O Anjo do Desejo  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Both Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray lost out on their only Best Actor Oscar nominations. Both lost the award to Sean Penn. Rourke was nominated for The Wrestler (2008) and Penn won for Milk (2008). Murray was nominated for Lost in Translation (2003) and Penn won for Mystic River 2003). See more »

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When Nate gets his drink from Lily in her caravan you can see him putting his glass on the table. A few seconds later it's a total different type of glass. See more »

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Nate: Hey, Billy?
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Soundtracks

When Did You Leave Heaven
Jimmy Scott - Vocals
Jay Bellerose - Drums
David Piltch - Upright Bass
Patrick Warren - Chamberlin
Van Dyke Parks - Piano
Greg Iesiz - Guitar
Levon Henry - Tenor Saxophone
Produced by Joe Henry
Recorded and Mixed by 'Ryan Freeland' at The Garfield House, South Pasadena, CA, January, 2010
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passion for this movie is needed
23 September 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Don't know why but i liked this movie. i cant defend it so i wont you either like movies like this or you don't. i found it easy to watch and i really like mickey rourke he was perfect for this sad puppy clinging to life and its bitter truths. megan fox although i have not seen her in much was very beautiful and angelic. but for what it worth i do think critic on this medium where a bit harsh,and mean spirited on a film thats was made for the a limited crowd. bill murry i was going to say something very cleaver but alas all i can say is a very gifted actor. the blu-ray was very disappointing with no extras or commentary. there is no reason for a new release in 2013 to have nothing on the disk and on a blu-ray thats just unforgivable.


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