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Pusher (1996)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 30 August 1996 (Denmark)
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A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Bodnia ... Frank
Zlatko Buric ... Milo
Laura Drasbæk ... Vic
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Radovan
Mads Mikkelsen ... Tonny
Peter Andersson ... Hasse
Vasilije Bojicic Vasilije Bojicic ... Branko (as Vanja Bajicic)
Lisbeth Rasmussen Lisbeth Rasmussen ... Rita
Levino Jensen ... Mike
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Junkie
Lars Bom Lars Bom ... Uro'er
Michael Hasselflug Michael Hasselflug ... Uro'er
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Brian (as Jang Go Star)
Jesper Lohmann ... Mikkel
Steen Fridberg Steen Fridberg ... Lasse
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Storyline

Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen. Written by S. Lasborg <Lasborg@dk-online.dk>

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

Mads Mikkelsen, Zlatko Buric, Slavko Labovic and Levino Jensen are the only actors from the first film to reprise their roles in the sequels. See more »

Goofs

When Frank and Tony are in Frank's car, they pass a crossing just before Frank's phone rings. 20 seconds later, when Frank finishes his phone call, they turn right, at the same crossing they just passed. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [while beating a junkie] Can't you see I'm talking on the phone? You fucking junkie!
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Til min onkel Peter Refn See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Into the Sun
by Povl Kristian
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comments by John Orr, Edinurgh Scotland
7 July 2000 | by anne-johnorrSee all my reviews

Pusher is a visceral low-budget movie set on the streets of Copenhagen. Though its director Nicholas Winding Refn is not a part of Dogme 95 the film uses many of the Dogme maxims to better effect. The plot is deceptively simple. Frank (Kim Bodnia)is double-crossed on a deal and has a couple of days to make good the covering loan to a sadistic Balkan gangster. The film's speed rhythms convey the nightmare of time running out, luck running out, and life, shot with hand-held camera in natural light going around in circles until suddenly damnation beckons. Tougher than Tarantino or Trainspotting, it pulls no punches and its running gags fail to draw the sting. One of the great city films of the 1990s.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Serbian

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,792, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$1,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,605
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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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