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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Krantz

Writer:

Erik Jendresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cavanagh ... George
Kathleen York ... Jenny
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Mandingo
Kat Coiro ... Zoe (as Katherine Cunningham-Eves)
David Clayton Rogers ... Billy
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Sharazi
Shanna Collins ... Chloe
Kyle Gallner ... Ned
Bruce Nozick ... Ira
Dan Gerrity Dan Gerrity ... Bald Man
John Rubinstein ... Dr. Lichterhand
Paget Brewster ... Andrea / PVS Host
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... PJ
George Newbern ... Frank / PVS Host
Jordi Caballero ... Friar Mate
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When what you fear becomes real See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei paluuta See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 15 days. See more »

Goofs

At the end when George breaks the window with the IV drip stand he throws it out of the window and you can see it bounce. He is supposed to be on the seventh floor. See more »

Quotes

Mandingo: You ready for a little lesson? To be set free? For a dose of reality? First: the lesson. Do you know who I am? I told you my name, bitch. You forget that? I know you ain't forget that! Come on, you caucasian motherfucker! Say it while you still got a pair.
George Grieves: [through his breathing tube] Mandingo.
Mandingo: That's right. That's my name. But do you know who I am?
George Grieves: [stammers unintelligibly attempting to reply]
Mandingo: No, I mean in the metaphorical sense, motherfucker. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM?
[leaps onto George's chest]
Mandingo: I...
[...]
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Connections

References Jacob's Ladder (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

George's Escape
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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Re: Life Lesson... too much nitpicking
6 March 2007 | by bringer348See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying I'm an avid Horror fan. I enjoy horror movies ranging from the classics such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Henry Portrait of a Killer, and Susperia to lesser known B horror such as Deranged, to esoteric masterful ghost films such as Ugetsu. With having been such a fan of these types of films, I have to say the previous reviewer was totally off base with his harsh criticisms of Sublime. Sublime is an allegorical graphic horror film that takes it's inspiration from many sources. The previous reviewer mentions a parallel between this film and Jacob's Ladder, while this may be true, I feel that there's nothing wrong with this since many modern films do this to pay homage to classic films. There have been numerous times where I've watched a Quentin Tarantino film and have been amazed that they've copied a scene from Sonny Chiba movies, or from great films such as the Lady Snowblood series, almost verbatim. Yet he is praised for being an innovator (and I think he in in many regards, if not slightly overrated). Sublime is a discordant yet captivating whirlpool of many different inspirations and a truly great graphic horror film. If you're a fan of horror, political allegory, and cult cinema then you should find no faults in Sublime.


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